Determinants of migration, although researched copiously shed little light on the importance of access to sustainable, basic water and sanitation utilities on an individual’s decision to migrate. This research reveals that individuals originating from rural Upper Egypt, rural and urban Lower Egypt, and rural and urban Alexandria and Suez Canal regions are more likely to migrate relative to those from the urban Greater Cairo region. Access to water has been deemed as insignificant while access to sanitation is a significant factor in determining migration patterns as do macro- economic differences in origin governorates, gender, educational background before migration, and employment type and status.


Economics Department

Degree Name

MA in Economics

Graduation Date

Summer 6-15-2021

Submission Date


First Advisor

Dina Abdel Fattah

Committee Member 1

Rania Roushdy

Committee Member 2

Maysa Ayoub


42 p

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Approval

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