20 minutes | Sep 27, 2019

How Women's Views on Gender Roles are Changing in Central Asia, with Jildyz Urbaeva

As more countries in Central Asia transition to market economies, women are being left behind in the workforce despite high levels of education and employment. Jildyz Urbaeva, an assistant professor in the School of Social Welfare, has conducted a study on how opportunity structures and social mobility influence women's views on gender roles in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.The study, involving 4,000 participants, used a national representative survey in each of the four countries that was administered and funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.The UAlbany News Podcast is hosted and produced by Sarah O'Carroll, a Communications Specialist at the University at Albany, State University of New York, with production assistance by Patrick Dodson and Scott Freedman.Have a comment or question about one of our episodes? You can email us at mediarelations@albany.edu, and you can find us on Twitter @UAlbanyNews.
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