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Rania Roushdy

Research Associates

Associate Professor, American University in Cairo

Areas of Interest:

  • Labor Economics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Economic Development


  • Ph.D., Economics, State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook, 2003
  • M.A., Economics, State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook, 2000
  • M.Sc. Statistics, School of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, 1998


  • Associate Professor, American University in Cairo – Present
  • Senior Research Manager,  Population Council, Egypt

Latest Publications:

  • Assaad, R., R. Roushdy, A. Rashed. 2009. “Measuring and Operationalizing Job Quality in Egypt.” Gender and Work Working Papers Series, No.1, Population Council WANA, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Namoro, S. and R. Roushdy. 2009. “Intrahousehold Resource Allocation in Egypt: Women Empowerment and Investment in Children.” Middle East Development Journal, Vol.1 No. 1, pp 105-121.
  • Assaad, R. and R. Roushdy. 2009. “An Analysis of Sample Attrition in the Egypt Labor Market Panel Survey of 2006.” In The Egyptian Labor Market Revisited. Ragui Assaad (Ed.). The American University in Cairo Press, pp. 303-315, Cairo, Egypt.


Working Papers

The Effect of Mothers’ Employment on Youth Gender Role Attitudes: Evidence From Egypt

Cross-nationally, having a working mother during childhood is associated with more egalitarian attitudes among both ... read more

Working Papers

Young People’s Gender Role Attitudes Over the Transition to Adulthood in Egypt

Change in gender role attitudes is a neglected dimension of research on the transition ... read more

Working Papers

The Arab Spring and the Employability of Youth: Early Evidence From Egypt

This paper investigates the school-to-work transition of young people from ... read more

Working Papers

Intrahousehold Resource Allocation in Egypt: Does Women’s Empowerment Lead to Greater Investments in Children?

This paper presents new empirical evidence from Egypt on the existence of intrahousehold allocation bias. ... read more


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