Managing risks and reducing vulnerability to economic, social, environmental and health shocks enhances the wellbeing of households and encourages investment in human capital. This column explores the nature of shocks experienced by Egyptian households as well as the coping mechanisms that they use. It also examines the relationship between such risks and job formality and health status.
Rania RoushdyAmerican University in Cairo
Rania Roushdy is an Associate Professor of Practice at the Department of Economics, School of Business, the American University in Cairo. Roushdy holds a PhD and an MA in Economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, as well as an MSc in Statistics from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University.