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Possible Impact of Saudi Women Driving on Female Employment and Reliance on Foreign Workers

  • Philippe Fargues
  • Nasra M. Shah
  • Usamah Alfarhan
Publisher: Gulf Research Center
Date of Publication: Nov 2017
Publications Categories: Research Papers & Analysis


In a landmark decision by Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud on September 26, 2017, a decree was issued allowing Saudi women to drive motor vehicles. In this short paper, we reflect on the possible impact of this decision on future domestic workers’ immigration trends.

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