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Description or Abstract
This paper, first, examines the concept and the environment of the ‘informal sector’ and the formal regulatory environment of Egypt, and statistics. Second, it highlights the causes of the expansion of the informal sector in Egypt regarding women’s participation and their status in the sector, which are both tackled in regard to the workplace, wages, working hours and labor rights, such as social insurance. It then concludes with suggesting suitable regulatory policy to formalize the informal economy in Egypt and encourage female workers, as well as employers, to work formally.
women, Eygpt, business, public policy
The Public Policy Hub was estabished in 2017 by Laila El Baradei (PI), Shahjahan Bhuiyan (Co-PI), and Mohamed Kadry (Program Manager)
The Public Policy HUB, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, AUC
Abo Shady, Radwa Samy, "Echoing the passive voice: Women in the informal small business sector: Challenges and solutions / التحديات التي تواجهها المرأة في القطاع غير الرسمي للمشروعات الصغيرة" (2018). Papers, Posters, and Presentations. 58.