Culture, Class, and Work among Arab-American Women

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CHAPTER 3
The Case for Arab Americans

Available evidence suggests that Arab-American women provide an exception to hitherto accepted theories of female labor force participation. Arab-American women’s human capital and family characteristics indicate favorable conditions for women’s labor force activity: they are more highly educated than most groups of U.S. women, are proficient in the English language, and have fertility rates similar to those of U.S.-born white women (U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1990a). As a group, however, their labor force participation rates are below those of most other U.S. ethnic groups of women. As seen in Figure 2, ArabAmerican women (59.9%) are considerably less likely to participate in the labor force than are Anglo (73.2%), Black (73.1%), Asian (70.2%), or Hispanic (65.8%) women. The rates of Arab immigrant women (45.3%) contribute to this difference, ranking among the lowest of any immigrant group. U.S.-born Arab-American women, in contrast, have rates resembling those of Anglo women, 71.7 and 73.2 percent, respectively.

To date, few studies have attempted to explain these differences among Arab-American women, especially at the national level. This chapter seeks to redress this shortcoming by extending conventional (i.e., economic) models of female labor force participation to examine the

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgements vii
  • Chapter 1 - Introduction 1
  • Chapter 2 - Theoretical Significance of Women’s Labor Force Participation 11
  • Chapter 3 - The Case for Arab Americans 25
  • Chapter 4 - Arab-American Women in Comparative Perspective 41
  • Chapter 5 - Determinants of Arab-American Women’s Economic Achievements 87
  • Chapter 6 - Conclusion 115
  • Appendix A 121
  • Appendix B 133
  • References 135
  • Index 151
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