Author's Department

Sociology, Egyptology & Anthropology Department

Second Author's Department

Political Science Department

Third Author's Department

Political Science Department

Fourth Author's Department

Social Research Center (SRC)

Fitth Author's Department

Economics Department

All Authors

Amr Adly

Samer Atallah

Dina Makram-Ebeid

Nadine Sika

Hania Sholkamy

Document Type

Research Article

Publication Title

Executive Summary- Social Protection in Egypt: Mitigating the Socio-Economic Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Vulnerable Employment

Publication Date

Spring 1-31-2021

Abstract

This is the executive summary of an interdisciplinary project between the fields of development economics, political economy, labor sociology, development anthropology and public health. It reviews the social protection available to vulnerable employees and their households in Egypt and suggests ways to adapt them in light of the COVID 19 pandemic. The research focuses on four areas a) employment security b) social assistance c) health insurance d) gendered mitigations. The project will map the impact of the crisis on vulnerable employees and their households and propose policy interventions to alleviate the socio-economic effects of the pandemic through the publication of four policy reports.

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