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Economics: Paid Domestic Labor: Central Arab States, Egypt, and Yemen
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The geographic mobility of domestic workers is not a new phenomenon in the Middle East. Domestic slavery moved people over great distances and in many regions there are longstanding practices of rural women and children being employed as semi-bonded labor in urban areas. Contemporary globalization, however, with its tremendously increased speed of the circulation of people, goods, and images has greatly facilitated the inte…

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Moors, Annelies, “Economics: Paid Domestic Labor: Central Arab States, Egypt, and Yemen”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 19 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0240a>
First published online: 2009



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