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Fathers May Be Key to Improving Education in the Middle East

Al-Fanar Media
January 29, 2018

Gender roles and norms around the world are changing rapidly. That is also the case in the Middle East, where the once-pivotal role of father as provider and head of the family is undergoing a dramatic transformation.

A study conducted with my colleagues at the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research revealed significant differences in fathers’ involvement across the region and a change over time in the role Arab fathers play in their children’s lives. It also demonstrated the important impact that involvement has on the self-esteem and educational attainment of children throughout their lives. Read More