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Educated Housewives
Living Conditions among Palestinian Refugee Women

Laurie Blome Jacobsen

Fafo-report 425

Web edition

This report traces the living conditions, attitudes and experiences of Palestinian refugee women through the various arenas of their lives, including work, school, home, and family.

In a number of arenas there exists a discordance between women’s potential and the room given to women to exploit this potential. The social and economic space women occupy is limited. Despite women representing a large human and financial capital resource, few work. Those that do contribute very much to the household economy.

Published: 2004 Id-nr.: 425