The Constrained Mobility and Economic Activity of Egyptian Women

Author(s): Dina Abdel Fattah, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, School of Business, the American University in Cairo
Publication Number: ECES-WP213-E

This study shows how Marriage and cultural norms still play a major role in determining the mobility of women and their employment outcome and the interrelationships between the two variables. Marriage still plays a restrictive role on the economic empowerment of Egyptian women. The empowerment of Egyptian women, therefore, needs further investment within the institution of marriage and in the household perspective of the female labor supply.