Muslim women's education is being limited by economics

Students attend class in the Nafit 1, a modern school built with the aid of a grant from Kuwait, in Basra, southeast of Baghdad November 2, 2014. A country that used to have one of the finest education systems in the Middle East is struggling to provide school students with the basic opportunity to learn. In the southern port city of Basra, many school buildings are in a dilapidated state. Large numbers of children are attending schools that lack even basic water or sanitation facilities, have crumbling walls, broken windows and leaking roofs. To help Iraq cope with the schools crisis, neighbouring Kuwait granted more than US2 million dollars (2.4 billion Iraqi dinars) in aid in building 10 schools across Iraq, including four schools in Basra. Picture taken November 2, 2014.   REUTERS/Essam Al-Sudani (IRAQ - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS EDUCATION)

A new report suggests that economics, not religion, is the key factor limiting the education of Muslim women. Image: REUTERS/Essam Al-Sudani (IRAQ - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS EDUCATION)

Conrad Hackett
Associate Director of Research, PEW Research Center
Dalia Fahmy
Associate Professor of Political Science, LIU Brooklyn
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