It seems so, at least in moderate Turkey.
Erik Meyersson looks at post-election education and employment trends for women, comparing municipalities where an Islamic party barely won the mayor’s seat to those where an Islamic party barely lost–a regression discontinuity:
Islamic rule has had a large positive effect on education, especially for women. This impact is not only larger when the opposing candidate is from a secular left-wing, instead of a right-wing party; but also in poorer and more pious areas.
This participation result also extends to the labor market, with fewer women classifi…ed as housewives, a larger share of employed women receiving wages, and a shift in female employment towards higher-paying sectors.
Meyersson hails from IISS in Stockholm, and this is his job market paper.