Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/183976
Title:
PERCEPTION OF THE FEMALE ROLE IN SAUDI ARABIAN SOCIETY.
Author:
DE JONG, OLGA ACOSTA.
Issue Date:
1986
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The present investigation examines the roles of women in the rapidly changing society of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and attempts to quantify and optimize their role as active contributors to the development of the country. The study starts out with a review of earlier work on women's roles in the Kingdom and then throws a more recent light on the subject by analyzing the current writings and comments in the popular press. Those findings are supplemented by direct interviews with samples from various segments of the Saudi population; answers are compared with similar inquiries by earlier researchers as well as with opinions expressed in the media. Since these results are primarily of a subjective nature the study then proceeds to quantify the role Saudi women play as educated and productive contributors to the development of the Kingdom. From published data a numerical framework is described, which is followed by a modelling effort, using the goal programming algorithm, aimed at optimizing the use of the female labor force in Saudi Arabia. Under present policies and as a result of social and traditional attitudes many of the labor market positions are now available for occupancy by Saudi women but they are filled by female or male imported labor. The impacts of selected changes in current manpower policies are analyzed.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Women -- Saudi Arabia -- Social conditions.; Women -- Employment -- Saudi Arabia.; Labor supply -- Saudi Arabia.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Educational Foundations and Administration; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Grant, Robert T.
Committee Chair:
Grant, Robert T.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titlePERCEPTION OF THE FEMALE ROLE IN SAUDI ARABIAN SOCIETY.en_US
dc.creatorDE JONG, OLGA ACOSTA.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDE JONG, OLGA ACOSTA.en_US
dc.date.issued1986en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe present investigation examines the roles of women in the rapidly changing society of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and attempts to quantify and optimize their role as active contributors to the development of the country. The study starts out with a review of earlier work on women's roles in the Kingdom and then throws a more recent light on the subject by analyzing the current writings and comments in the popular press. Those findings are supplemented by direct interviews with samples from various segments of the Saudi population; answers are compared with similar inquiries by earlier researchers as well as with opinions expressed in the media. Since these results are primarily of a subjective nature the study then proceeds to quantify the role Saudi women play as educated and productive contributors to the development of the Kingdom. From published data a numerical framework is described, which is followed by a modelling effort, using the goal programming algorithm, aimed at optimizing the use of the female labor force in Saudi Arabia. Under present policies and as a result of social and traditional attitudes many of the labor market positions are now available for occupancy by Saudi women but they are filled by female or male imported labor. The impacts of selected changes in current manpower policies are analyzed.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectWomen -- Saudi Arabia -- Social conditions.en_US
dc.subjectWomen -- Employment -- Saudi Arabia.en_US
dc.subjectLabor supply -- Saudi Arabia.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Foundations and Administrationen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorGrant, Robert T.en_US
dc.contributor.chairGrant, Robert T.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDroegemueller, Leeen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberNelson, L. O.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKidwell, Ricahrden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberClerk, Sallyen_US
dc.identifier.proquest8708558en_US
dc.identifier.oclc698244909en_US
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