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

Photo of downtown Nur-Sultan, the capital city of Kazakhstan. 

ALBANY, N.Y. (Oct. 3, 2019) -- 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.


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