The Effect of Socio-Cultural Norms on Female Labor Force Participation in Afghanistan

  • İnci Parlaktuna eskişehir osmangazi üniversitesi
  • Sediqa Sediqi
Keywords: FlFp, gender empowerment, Patriarchy, Socio-Cultural And Traditional Norms


This study based on the review of literature in Afghanistan, collected quantitative data through sequentially structured questionnaires to determine cultural effects on FLFP in Afghanistan. In this purpose, the study aims to use two types of data collection to determine the main research question on “whether socio-cultural norms affect the employability of women”. The results provide evidence based on the purpose of the study that, socio-cultural norms affect women’s employability regardless of their educational level, employment status and the region’s level of development. Though most of the respondents of the survey were educated,  majority of single educated women were the ones who were busy working in service, the industry as well as the agriculture sector. While this case is not true, for married educated women due to social norms and conservatism as one of the major reasons behind their unemployment to enter the job market.



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How to Cite
Parlaktuna, İnci, & Sediqi, S. (2020). The Effect of Socio-Cultural Norms on Female Labor Force Participation in Afghanistan. Kadın/Woman 2000, Journal for Women’s Studies, 21(2), 19-41.