Economics at your fingertips  

Empowering women in conservative settings: evidence from an intervention in rural Egypt

Ahmed Elsayed, Soiliou Daw Namoro and Rania Roushdy ()
Additional contact information
Ahmed Elsayed: IZA
Soiliou Daw Namoro: The Postal Regulatory Commission
Rania Roushdy: The American University in Cairo

Review of Economics of the Household, 2022, vol. 20, issue 4, No 8, 1287-1322

Abstract: Abstract We evaluate the impact of a large-scale intervention in the conservative setting of rural Egypt which attempts to relax human capital constraints for women by offering vocational, business and life skills training across 30 villages in the south of the country. Relative to women in the control villages, the intervention increased women’s labor force participation and their likelihood to engage in self-employment and formal wage employment. Moreover, business knowledge and future business aspirations increased for treated women. We find positive spillover effects within treated villages for the intentions to set up businesses but no similar effects on actual labor market outcomes.

Keywords: Empowerment of women; Field intervention; Egypt (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I25 J24 O12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) Abstract (text/html)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.springer. ... cs/journal/11150/PS2

DOI: 10.1007/s11150-021-09576-5

Access Statistics for this article

Review of Economics of the Household is currently edited by Shoshana Grossbard

More articles in Review of Economics of the Household from Springer
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla () and Springer Nature Abstracting and Indexing ().

Page updated 2023-01-03
Handle: RePEc:kap:reveho:v:20:y:2022:i:4:d:10.1007_s11150-021-09576-5