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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||The Economics of Woman and Work in the Middle East and North Africa|
|Number of pages||34|
|ISBN (Print)||0762307145, 9780762307142|
|State||Published - 2001|
|Name||Research in Middle East Economics|
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