Supporting Women’s Livelihoods in Egypt: Opportunities and Challenges - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Supporting Women’s Livelihoods in Egypt: Opportunities and Challenges

Caroline Krafft and Emma Kettle


Date:
October, 2019

NO.
46

Publisher:
Economic Research Forum

Topic:
J. Labor and Demographic Economics

In a nutshell:

  • Egyptian women, especially rural women, have low economic participation by standard measures.
  • Standard measures under-estimate the economic engagement of rural women.
  • Married women work a “second shift” of domestic responsibilities.
  • Gender role attitudes are equitable for education, but not work.
  • One area where women, particularly rural women, are more en- gaged than men is in tending livestock and poultry.
  • “Graduation” programs, providing livestock as assets, and ad- dressing the multitude of other constraints facing women, are a promising strategy for supporting Egyptian women.
Authors

Caroline Krafft

Assistant Professor of economics at St. Catherine University


Authors

Emma Kettle

St. Catherine University, Department of Economics and Political Science


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