Abstract

In the week when Saudi Arabia celebrated its first anniversary of women drivers in the Kingdom and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman accepted the chair of the G20 summit for 2020, G20 countries – including Saudi Arabia – reaffirmed their commitment to furthering the empowerment of women in society. Pew Research also released a report showing that Saudi Arabia had the fastest growing female labor force participation rate of all the G20 countries. Increasing female labor force participation, a key target of Saudi Vision 2030, is a key indicator of female empowerment. In light of these developments, it is worth taking a look at the factors that influence female labor force participation.

Authors

Cian Mulligan

Cian Mulligan

Senior Research Associate Cian contributes to the KAPSARC initiative on Productivity and Economic Diversification in Saudi Arabia. His current work focuses on economic…

Expertise

  • Labor Economics
  • demography
  • policy analysis.

Publications See all Cian Mulligan’s publications

How to Empower Saudi Women in the Labor Force?

How to Empower Saudi Women in the Labor Force?

In the week when Saudi Arabia celebrated its first anniversary of women drivers in the…

July 7, 2019

The Fragility of Freedom of Movement

In the week when Saudi Arabia celebrated its first anniversary of women drivers in the…

October 21, 2017
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