Article: "Altering the Economic Foundations of Marriage in the Gulf" (تعديل الأسس الاقتصادية للزواج)
Marriage has historically featured an economic partnership, wherein the man earns the family’s living, while the woman focuses her efforts on child-rearing, and managing household affairs. This arrangement led to certain marriage principles, among them the requirement that the proposing male be able to provide the female with an economically more comfortable life than that which her family affords her.
All the Gulf economic visions aim to increase female labor force participation, in the pursuit of economic equality in the gender domain, as well as the broad economic benefits that accrue when a society makes uses of its females’ abilities, and not just those belonging to its males. However, policymakers the world over face considerable difficulty in determining the best policies for enabling women, as some previous efforts have indirectly backfired, affirming the need to regularly revise policies, drawing upon the experience of other countries.
Article: "Digital vs. Paper Education in the Saudi Vision 2030" (التعليم الرقمي والتعليم الورقي في رؤية 2030)
Digital tools play an important role in the Saudi Vision 2030, principally as a means of improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the proposed plans. Arguably the most salient example is the campaign to digitize traditional government services, which started before the Vision, as in the case of the “Abshir” service provided by the Ministry of Interior for managing immigration and passport affairs.
Article: "Childcare and Female Labor Participation: Lessons for the GCC" (الاعتناء بالأطفال ومساهمة الإناث في القوة العاملة )
Raising female labor force participation from 22% to 30% represents one of the Saudi Arabian government’s goals in its Vision 2030. All advanced economies feature strong female participation in the labor force, as robust economies make use of all available resources, male and female.
Article: "The Success of Emirates, Qatar, and Etihad Airways Concerns Their Competitors" (جاح «الإماراتية» و «الاتحاد» و «القطرية» يقلق منافساتها)
The recent success of Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar Airways has concerned global competitors, who have responded with government-mediated complaints alleging of “unfair” assistance from the Gulf governments, such as interest-free loans.
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