Working Paper- Late-Life Living Arrangements and Intergenerational Ties in Egypt: Elderly Socio-Economic Conditions from Labor Market Surveys

Source: Economic Research Forum
Author(s): Aurora Angeli

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The aim of this paper is to analyze dynamics in the late-life living arrangements and changes in socio-economic and health condition of the elderly in Egypt in recent years. Research questions refer to the determinants of ageing in Egypt and to the disparities existing and emerging at the gender and place of residence levels. Our focus is on the role intergenerational ties and transfers, both public and within the family, have in alleviating the precarious situations of older persons. This paper intends to help fill the gap in the study of this topic, which is still understudied in the country as well as in the MENA area more generally. The research refers to individual data from all three rounds of the Egypt Labor Market Panel Surveys (ELMPS), carried out in 1998, 2006, and 2012…

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