National Policies for Women Empowerment: The Impact of Policy on Women Unemployment Rate in Saudi Arabia 2010-2019

  •  Shabbab Alotaibi    


This paper aims to explore the impact of national policies that are directed toward women empowerment in Saudi Arabia. The study focuses primarily on the impact that these policies had on women unemployment rate from the period of 2010 to 2019. During this period, the Saudi government issued multiple laws and policies to ensure a positive impact on women participation in labor market. This study assesses the short-term impact of each policy to understand the effect of policy on women’s participation in labor force. The results of this study show that there was a slight increase in women’s participation in labor market. However, we recommend that further studies should be conducted to study the long-term impact on women’s unemployment rate.

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