Changes in the Traditional Occupations and Discourse of Women: New Element of Human Capital in Redesigned Kazakh Society

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ethnic groups, gender studies, human capital, traditional values, traditional culture, woman rights


Redesigning of developing economies includes the challenge of the inclusive materialization of women's human potential. This paper investigates changes in the women’s social status and the role of human capital in conveying the Kazakhs’ traditional values. The study includes a sample of 400 women. The sample’s overall demographic profile generally corresponds to the demographic profile of Kazakh society. The research findings established importance of traditional values and behaviors for Kazakh women. Educational attainment is a significant component of social status for Kazakh women, but the degree of its influence on achieving higher social status is perceived to be insignificant.


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Author Biographies

Gulnara Naizabayeva, L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University

Gulnara Naizabayeva is a doctoral student. She works in Department of Philosophy, L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Astana, Kazakhstan. Her research interests include ethnic groups; gender studies; human capital; philosophy of culture; cultural anthropology and contemporary culture.

Yessim Garifolla, L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University

Yessim Garifolla is a Doctor of Philosophy, Professor, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan. He works as Teacher of Department of Philosophy, L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Astana, Kazakhstan. His research interests include traditional culture; traditional values; Kazakh philosophy.

Assem Mukhanbet, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

Assem Mukhanbet PhD of Philosophy, Acting Associate Professor, Faculty of Philosophy and Political Science, Religious and Cultural Studies, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan. Research interests include human potential, human capital, woman rights, and national strategy and ideology.


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Naizabayeva, G., Garifolla, Y., & Mukhanbet, A. (2022). Changes in the Traditional Occupations and Discourse of Women: New Element of Human Capital in Redesigned Kazakh Society. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Studies, 9(4), 55–69.



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