Main Article Content
How is traditional gender roles and values related to the young generations in the State of Qatar? In the last few decades, rapid socioeconomic development in Qatar has brought dramatic changes regarding the gender roles assigned to men and women. Research shows that geographical settings, economic status, and social and cultural structures are factors that might have great implications for attitudinal shifts among individuals, which can contribute, to the women empowerment process. We use nationally representative survey data from Qatari nationals to explore the relationship between gender stereotypes and young generation in Qatar. Findings indicate that the young Qatari generation is able to play an outstanding role in changing gender role stereotypes through their educational and cultural strength.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the Publisher. The Editors reserve the right to edit or otherwise alter all contributions, but authors will receive proofs for approval before publication.
Copyrights for articles published in IJIER journals are retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. The journal/publisher is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work. It is the author's responsibility to bring an infringement action if so desired by the author.
Al-Tamimi, Noor Khalifa. (2016). Qatari Women's Engagement in Politics. Northwestern University. Doha, Qatar.
Andersen, K. (2004). Why Gender Roles Are Blurring and Why It Matters. International Studies Review, 6(2), 330-332. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/3699612
Ferla, R.L. (2015). In fashion, gender lines are blurring. The New York Times. Retrieved From https://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/20/fashion/in-fashion-gender-lines-are-blurring.html
Friedman, L. (2017). Millennials and gender fluidity: What smart brands are doing and why. Forbes. Retrieved from https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurenfriedman/2017/11/28/millennials-and-gender-fluidity-what-smart-brands-are-doing-and-why/#52ee8b8e5436
Gengler, J. J., K. T. Le and J. Wittrock. 2016. Nationality-of-interviewer Effects in the Arab World."
Glasgow, S. (2015). Blurring the gender lines in the Toy Aisle. Mintel Blog. Retrieved from http://www.mintel.com/blog/consumer-market-news/blurring-gender-lines-in-the-toy-aisle
Lewis, K. (2018). How are gender roles changing in the U.S. The Balance Careers. Retrieved from https://www.thebalancecareers.com/gender-roles-changing-in-the-us-3545177
Lindsey, L.L. (2015). Gender Roles: A Sociological Perspective. New York, NY: Routledge.
Olah, L.S., Rudolf R., & Irena E.K. (2014). The new roles of men and women and implications for families and societies. Families and Societies Working Paper Series.
Qatar National Vision 2030. General Secretariat for Development Planning. July 2008. Retrieved from: http://www.qscience.com/doi/abs/10.5339/qfarc.2016.SSHASP2414
Stasz, Cathleen et al., 2007. Post-secondary education in Qatar: Employer demand, student choice, and options for policy. RAND Corporation.
Winograd, M., & Michael H. (2013). Race? No, Millennials care most about gender equality. The Atlantic. Retrieved from https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/10/race-no-millennials-care-most-about-gender-equality/430305/.