Is all work the same? A comparison of the determinants of female participation and hours of work in various employment states in Egypt

Ragui Assaad, Fatma El-Hamidi

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    Abstract

    We provide evidence that pooling different forms of employment into a single category is not warranted in the case of female workers in Egypt. We show that the determinants of participation and hours of work in regular versus, casual paid work, agricultural versus, non-agricultural self-employment are markedly different. Our results show that the type and hours of work are largely determined by the point of a woman's life-cycle, level of education, role in the household, and the employment status of male members of her household. We find different determinants of regular wage work and self-employment and unpaid family labor.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationThe Economics of Woman and Work in the Middle East and North Africa
    PublisherElsevier
    Pages117-150
    Number of pages34
    ISBN (Print)0762307145, 9780762307142
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2001

    Publication series

    NameResearch in Middle East Economics
    Volume4
    ISSN (Print)1094-5334

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