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Understanding Poverty and Inequality in Egypt : Background Papers

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2118
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Poverty Assessment
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World Bank Group
dc.date.accessioned
2019-12-18T15:19:34Z
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2019-12-18T15:19:34Z
dc.date.issued
2019-06
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2021-05-25T09:30:41Z
dc.description.abstract
The previous decade in Egypt was marked by major internal and external shocks that have surely had severe implications for the evolution of the population’s welfare. In recent years, social, political, and economic changes have transformed the landscape of the Egyptian society. On January 2011, the revolution started. Led by wide protests and social discontent, the movement ended with the ousting then president. His toppling was followed by two presidential elections in two years. Given the structural constraints to macroeconomic stability and fiscal pressures, the government engaged in a series of economic reforms to reel in spending and set the country in a sustainable path. It is critical to understand how the welfare of Egyptian households evolved during this period. Analyzing who were affected the most is key to assessing what the future conditions hold for their welfare and how policies can be better designed to protect them. The objectives of this paper are twofold. The first is to provide a detailed description of the methodology that has been applied in Egypt in estimating poverty, including the decisions taken to build the consumption-based welfare aggregate. The second objective of this note is to understand how the events from recent years have affected households’ living conditions.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/231911575625175175/Background-Papers
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/33039
dc.language
English
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
POVERTY ASSESSMENT
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POVERTY MEASUREMENT
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INEQUALITY
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FEMALE LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION
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LABOR MARKET
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EQUITY
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HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS
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MIDDLE CLASS
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SUBSIDIES
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ENERGY SECTOR REFORM
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FISCAL POLICY
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PUBLIC SPENDING
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SOCIAL PROTECTION
dc.title
Understanding Poverty and Inequality in Egypt
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dc.title.subtitle
Background Papers
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dc.type
Report
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okr.crossref.title
Understanding Poverty and Inequality in Egypt
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2019-12-06
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Economic & Sector Work
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Economic & Sector Work :: Poverty Assessment
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/231911575625175175/Background-Papers
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/33039
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090224b0873b9259_1_0
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31614368
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144188
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true
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en
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/231911575625175175/pdf/Background-Papers.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
Middle East and North Africa
okr.region.country
Egypt, Arab Republic of
okr.topic
Poverty Reduction :: Inequality
okr.topic
Poverty Reduction :: Poverty Assessment
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Poverty Reduction :: Rural Poverty Reduction
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Social Protections and Labor :: Labor Markets
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Social Protections and Labor :: Social Protections & Assistance
okr.unit
Poverty and Equity Global Practice

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