Oil-producing nations tend to have greater gender inequality. Among Muslim countries, nations with the most oil wealth have tended to be the slowest to give women the right to vote. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates still do not allow women to vote.
SOURCES: Michael Ross, political scientist, UCLA; American Political Science Review | GRAPHIC: The Washington Post - March 10, 2008
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