Working and Women’s Empowerment in the Egyptian Household: The Type of Work and Location Matter

Abstract : This paper explores the impact of women’s work on empowerment in Egypt. Existing evidence suffers from several limitations, which I attempt to address. First, I develop an instrumental variable strategy to account for the endogeneity of work. Second, I allow for a heterogeneous impact of work, distinguishing between working in the public sector, outside work in the private sector and home-based work. Third, women’s empowerment is directly measured as their participation in household decisions. Outside work has the greatest impact. Interestingly, home-based work enhances joint decision-making. Distinguishing between urban and rural residence reveals distinct patterns of impact on decision-making.
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2016
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Clémentine Sadania. Working and Women’s Empowerment in the Egyptian Household: The Type of Work and Location Matter . 2016. <halshs-01525220>

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