Global Studies Seminar: The case of Middle Eastern and North African immigrant women in Canada

March 25, 2019
Global Studies Seminar: The case of Middle Eastern and North African immigrant women in Canada


Dr. Matthew Hayes and Dr. Shaun Narine are continuing their Global Studies Seminar series this term, showcasing faculty research and facilitating discussion on global, international, and transnational studies.


The third seminar in the series, titled "To work or not to work? The case of Middle Eastern and North African immigrant women in Canada," will be presented by Dr. Fariba Solati of the Department of Economics. 

"Women living in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are among the most educated women in the world, yet they have the lowest rates of labour force participation," Solati said. "This study compares the labour force participation rates of women who have migrated to Canada from MENA, with the participation rates of those who live in MENA. It also explores factors affecting migrant women’s decision to participate in the Canadian labor market."

The presentation is scheduled for March 25 at 4:00 pm in McCain Hall room 201.