Dr. Shoirakhon Nurdinova

Shoirakhon Nurdinova is currently a senior lecturer at Namangan State University, Uzbekistan. Her research interests focus on happiness economics, gender issues, and labor migration from Central Asia.

Happiness of (non)working women is an issue in the discussion about woman emancipation. Even happiness of (non)working women is widely studied, there is gap for comprehensive studies on women's employment and happiness/life satisfaction in a Turkish case.

She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Anadolu University, Turkey.  Her doctoral thesis is entitled “Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of Life Satisfaction: in a Case of Employment of Housewives in Turkey”.

She has been a visiting scholar at the Department of Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University, conducting a research project on "Uzbek women care-workers as circular migrants to Turkey”. 

She was awarded the George Washington University-Nazarbayev University (NU-CAP) fellowship in 2017, in which she analyzed external and internal migration in Central Asian countries.

She has held research internships at the Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organization under the supervision of Prof. Ruut Veenhoven, and National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan, focusing on the life satisfaction of working and non-working women.

Research interests: happiness economics, gender studies, Central Eurasian studies

Selected media coverage

Vatandosh, July 1, 2020

Egazete Anadolu, April 12, 2019


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