Supporting Women’s Livelihoods in Egypt: Opportunities and Challenges

Source: Economic Research Forum

Author(s): Caroline Krafft and Emma Kettle

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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.

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