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Information and Social Norms: Experimental Evidence on the Labor Market Aspirations of Saudi Women

Monira Essa Aloud, Sara Al-Rashood, Ina Ganguli, Basit Zafar

NBER Working Paper No. 26693
Issued in January 2020

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This research was supported by a grant from the Saudi Arabia Labor Market Research program administered by Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Saudi Arabia Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF). We appreciate support from King Saud University in conducting the surveys, and various participants of focus groups that enabled the design of the survey instruments and the interpretation of the results. We thank Jennifer Peck and participants at the SITE-Stockholm School of Economics ‘Gender in Economics’ conference and the 2019 EPoD-HRDF Policy Forum for useful comments. We benefited from input from Taghreed Alhaddab, Yaser Al Husaini, and Semiray Kasoolu. Jacob French, Zachary Milne, and Kevin Winseck provided excellent research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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