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Egypt, Arab Rep.

Publications (19)

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– Trends and determinants
Shireen AlAzzawi, Vladimir Hlasny - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

Youths in the Middle East and North Africa face the highest unemployment rates in the world. Those who are employed are pushed to accept informal sector jobs that are insecure, unsafe, and lack non-wage benefits. Precarious employment is pervasive among lower socio-economic groups, leading to the...

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– Evidence from labour market panel surveys
Vladimir Hlasny, Shireen AlAzzawi - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

This study examines the effects of cross-border return migration on intertemporal and intergenerational transmission of socio-economic status across six new harmonized surveys from three Arab countries: Egypt (1998, 2006, 2012), Jordan (2010, 2016) and Tunisia (2014). We link individuals’...

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– An application to Egypt at the dawn of the XXIst century
Christophe Muller - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

Social programmes for poverty alleviation involve eligibility rules and transfer rules that often proxy-means tests. We propose to specify the estimator in connection with the poverty alleviation problem. Three distinct stages emerge from the optimization analysis: the identification of the...

Book Chapter
Ragui Assaad, Caroline Krafft - Oxford University Press, 2015 - Oxford, United Kingdom

From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 2. Marriage is the single most important contractual arrangement youth in North Africa undertake as they navigate their transition to adulthood. Despite its importance in shaping subsequent socioeconomic trajectories, there has been...

Research Brief pdf
UNU-WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

The Egyptian food system has been affected by both global food markets and domestic factors. During the recent global food price crisis, an estimated 30–40 percent of the price fluctuations in the global food market were transmitted to Egypt’s food market. Domestically, government...

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– Evidence from Egypt
Khalid Abu-Ismail, Niranjan Sarang - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

The degree of choice households have over their consumption expenditure is critical in deciding their economic class. Applying our measure to Egyptian household budget surveys, we estimate the population size of the middle class in Egypt and assess their well-being in the period 1995-2011. Our...

Book Chapter
Ahmed Farouk Ghoneim - Oxford University Press, 2014 - Oxford, United Kingdom
Tony Addison - UNU-WIDER, 2012 - Helsinki, Finland

Tony Addison This month saw the visit of Kaushik Basu, the World Bank’s new Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Development Economics, to talk about the global crisis and the impact on emerging economies at a UNU-WIDER seminar. You can see a video interview with Kaushik...

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Ahmed Farouk Ghoneim - UNU-WIDER, 2012 - Helsinki, Finland

The study focuses on the period 2004–09 during which Egypt experienced food crisis. The political economy context on how the government responded to the crisis is analysed while pinpointing to what extent there was a pass-through effect from international to domestic prices. The complexity of...

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– The Case of Egypt
Barry McCormick, Jackline Wahba - UNU-WIDER, 2004 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper explores entrepreneurship amongst return migrants, how their business locations and characteristics differ from other businesses, and the implications for rural-urban inequality. First, we examine, amongst returnees, the determinants of investment in a project/enterprise. Second, we...

Journal Article
– The Case of Egypt
Barry McCormick, Jackline Wahba - Journal of African Economies, 2003

Part of Journal Special Issue Spatial Issues in Africa

Ravi Kanbur, Anthony J. Venables - Journal of African Economies, 2003 - Oxford, UK

Many developing and transition countries have considerable regional variation in average household income, poverty, and in health and educational status. National human development indicators can therefore mislead policy-makers when large regional disparities exist. This project will investigate...

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Mohammed Omran - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

Late 1990, Egypt witnessed major and radical changes in all areas of its national life—political, legal, economic and social—as a reflection of implementing an economic reform programme in order to achieve progress in its economic indicators. This paper aims to examine the extent to...

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– Case Studies of China, Viet Nam, Egypt, and Cuba
Valentine M. Moghadam - UNU-WIDER, 1995 - Helsinki, Finland

Book Chapter
– Feminists and Islamists in Egypt
Margot Badran - , 1994
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