Economic Reforms and the Feminization of Poverty: Evidence from Egypt - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Economic Reforms and the Feminization of Poverty: Evidence from Egypt

Topic: I3. Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty J1. Demographic Economics


Status:
completed Project


This project aims to document the state and structure of the poverty faced by females in Egypt, how it has evolved over the past few years, and whether it has been affected by economic reforms. The author will produce two research papers. The first paper will define the state of poverty for females and determine whether females are more likely to be poor compared to males, and whether this is an increasing trend over time. The second will analyze the extent of economic mobility, the possibilities for escaping poverty and the role of economic reforms in helping or hindering mobility and whether the trend differs for females compared to males. A shorter policy brief highlighting the most important findings and policy implications will also be provided.

Research Fellows

Shireen Al Azzawi

Lecturer, Department of Economics, Santa Clara University, CA, USA


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