Barriers to employment that women face in Egypt: policy challenges and considerations

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Young women in Egypt face substantial inequalities in the labor market in terms of employment opportunities and wages. Labor force participation of young women is low and unemployment is high. Although education disparities between Egyptian women and men have diminished, women continue to earn less than men and face numerous challenges in finding employment. Furthermore, far more young women than young men are not in employment, education, or training. These indicators suggest that young Egyptian women seeking work face persistent structural challenges in securing employment. Key...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Gender; Participation; Employment; Equity

Keywords: Barrier; Labour force participation; Unemployment; NEET; Sex discrimination; Social structure; Regulation; Affirmative action; Government role; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: Egypt; Africa

Published: Santa Monica, California: RAND, 2020

Physical description: 34 p.

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Series: RAND research report; no. RR-2868-RC

ISBN: 9781977404640; 1977404642

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 142.580

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