Egyptian Women Workers and Entrepreneurs: Maximizing Opportunities in the Economic Sphere
World Bank Publications, Feb 17, 2010 - Business & Economics - 120 pages
Over the past decade, Egyptian women have made significant progress in improving their economic and social status. The government s commitment to women s empowerment is strong at the highest political levels. Yet continued disparities remain in the country s labor market and in the business arena. 'Egyptian Women Workers and Entrepreneurs' analyzes these disparities and makes recommendations for needed change to ensure a level playing field. This groundbreaking book brings together data and extensive evidence on barriers to women s entry into business in Egypt and makes the case for actions to ensure gender equality. This book is based on a study that the Egyptian Ministry of Investment and Ministry of Manpower and Migration, and the National Council for Women requested to assist in analyzing the factors that influence women s low participation rate in economic activities, including the labor market and entrepreneurship. 'Egyptian Women Workers and Entrepreneurs' aims to fill the significant research gap on these subjects in Egypt as well as to provide suggestions to address continued gender inequalities. This book will be useful for donors, nongovernmental organizations, and researchers working to address gender barriers.
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Access to Finance Bank’s Banque Misr based on data benefits CAPMAS constraint contract Council for Women Development East and North employ more women factor Female Male female workers female-owned firms gender equity Gender Workers Module Grameen Foundation health insurance high salary higher hiring Hosni Mubarak International Labour Organization Investment Climate Survey labor market Large firms male and female Male Female male workers male-owned managers medium Microcredit microfinance Middle East Mubarak Nonmetal North Africa Region occupations participation rates percent of females percent of male percent women Employs percentage of women percentage point Pérotin private sector production function professional public sector reforms Research role segregation Sex Segregation significant Small Enterprises small firms social insurance Source Suzanne Mubarak Table textile Total Factor Productivity variables Washington women in Egypt Women-owned firms women’s economic women’s participation Workers and Entrepreneurs World Bank 2008c World Bank Group