Despite significant increases in women’s education and health indicators in Egypt, their rate of labour force participation remains one of the lowest in the world. This column explains how marriage acts as an obstacle for women taking jobs in the private sector, and outlines potential remedies to the ‘marriage mismatch’.
Rana HendyAssistant Professor, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, Doha, Qatar
Dr. Rana Hendy is an assistant professor at the School of Public Administration and Economics Development at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. She received her Ph.D. in labor and development economics from the Paris School of Economics, France. Her fields of specialization are in the areas of labor economics, gender, marriage, development, international migration and international trade.