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Education and the Allocation of Time of Married Women in Iran

Djavad Salehi-Isfahani and Sara Taghvatalab

In the past two decades Iranian women have become much better educated and reduced their childbearing by more than two thirds, but their participation in market work has hardly increased. ... read more


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Cash Transfers and Labor Supply: Evidence from A Large-Scale Program in Iran

Djavad Salehi-Isfahani and Mohammad H. Mostafavi-Dehzooei

We study the impact of a nation-wide unconditional cash transfer program on labor supply in Iran. In 2011, the government started monthly deposits of cash into individual family accounts amounting ... read more


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Private Tutoring Expenditures in Turkey

Aysit Tansel and Fatma Bircan

This is the first study on private tutoring in Turkey. Private tutoring especially for the purpose of preparing for the competitive university entrance examination is an important, widespread phenomenon in ... read more


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Correlates of Kin Marriage in Egypt, Jordan, and Tunisia

Rania Salem and Sarah Shah

Although kin marriage is widely practiced in the MENA, the rationales that are thought to motivate kin marriage have not been widely tested. We test three rationales for kin unions ... read more


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Is Tunisian Trade Policy Pro-Poor?

Inmaculada Martinez-Zarzoso, Leila Baghdadi and Hendrik Kruse

The main aim of this paper is to investigate the effects of Tunisian trade policy on household welfare. We use the recently released household survey data in combination with estimated ... read more


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Out of Pocket Education Expenditure and Household Budget: Evidence from Arab Countries

Reham Rizk and Hala Abou-Ali

The paper attempts to present a comparative study for patterns of household expenditure on education using different groups of population. The paper based its empirics on cross sectional evidence from ... read more


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Impacts of World Prices Transmission to Domestic Markets and Welfare of Marginal Households: An Empirical Application to Rice in Iran

Mohamed Bakhshoodeh

Abstract This paper attempts to assess the degree by which Iranian households have responded to the change in price of imported rice resulting from the exchange-rate unification. In addition, it attempts to examine ... read more


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Women’s Participation in the Egyptian Labor Market: 1998 – 2012

Rana Hendy

This paper examines the reasons for the persistently low participation of women in the Egyptian labor market over time and across the different economic sectors, using the Egypt Labor Market ... read more


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Religious Loyalty and Acceptance of Corruption

Moamen Gouda and Sang-Min Park

This study investigates the relationship between religiously-induced internalized values of individuals and their specific attitudes regarding the acceptance of corruption. The dataset, on which our study is based, was collected ... read more


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Individual and Households Determinants of Women Empowerment: Application to the Case of Egypt

Ragui Assaad, Hanan Nazier and Racha Ramadan

This research deals with women’s empowerment as an outcome of interest by defining the different individual and socio-demographic determinants that affect women’s empowerment in the Egyptian society. The paper analyzed ... read more


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Racha Ramadan

Areas of Interest: Applied micro-econometrics on Poverty Food Security and Human Development in Egypt and other Developing Countries Education: Ph.D., Economics, Toulouse School of Economics (TSE), France, 2010 M.A., Mathematical Economics and Econometrics, ... read more


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Evaluation de la valeur du temps de transport: Le cas de la ville de Sousse

Maissa Chaibi and Khaireddine Jebsi

L’usage massif de l’automobile privée génère de nombreuses externalités négatives, telle que la congestion qui induit une diminution de productivité, un allongement des temps de déplacement et un accroissement des ... read more


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Micro and Small Household Enterprises in Egypt: Potential for Growth and Employment Generation

Ali Rashed and Maia Sieverding

Micro and small enterprises (MSEs) comprise an important sector of the Egyptian economy and account for a substantial portion of employment outside the public sector in the wake of the ... read more