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Title Inside inequality in the Arab Republic of Egypt : facts and perceptions across people, time, and space / Paolo Verme, Branko Milanovic, Sherine Al-Shawarby Sahar El Tawila, May Gadallah and Enas Ali A. El-Majeed
Published Washington, DC : The World Bank, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 124 pages)
Series A World Bank study
World Bank studies.
Contents Ch. 3 Facts and Perceptions of Inequality -- Introduction -- Inequality and Inequality Perceptions in Theory and Empirics -- Data Quality -- The Distributions of Income and Expenditure -- Inequality in Income and Expenditure -- Drivers of Inequality -- Micro Data Vs. Macro Data -- Perceptions of Inequality and Its Correlates -- Summary and Conclusions -- References -- Notes -- ch. 4 Poverty and Inequality in the Arab Republic of Egypt's Poorest Villages -- Introduction -- The Government of Egypt Initiative to Develop the Poorest 1,000 Villages and Related M & E System -- Poverty in the Poorest Villages of Egypt -- Inequality in the Poorest Villages in Egypt -- The Conceptual Framework and Methodology -- Results -- Discussion and Policy Recommendations
Machine generated contents note: Executive Summary -- Historical Trends of Inequality -- Spatial Inequality -- Facts and Perceptions of Inequality -- Poverty and Inequality in Egypt's Poorest Villages -- Notes -- References -- ch. 1 The Measurement of Inequality in the Arab Republic of Egypt: A Historical Survey -- Introduction -- The Changing Importance of Inequality in the Economic Literature -- Measures and Data -- Evolution of Inequality -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- ch. 2 Spatial Inequality -- Introduction -- Egypt Inequality in the Global Context -- Urban-Rural Gap in Egypt in 2005 -- Interpersonal Inequality in Rural and Urban Areas -- Evolution of Real Incomes and Inequality between 2005 and 2009 -- Income Convergence or Divergence within Urban and Rural Governorates -- Conclusions -- Notes
Summary This book joins four papers prepared in the framework of the Egypt inequality study financed by the World Bank. The first paper prepared by Sherine Al-Shawarby reviews the studies on inequality in Egypt since the 1950s with the double objective of illustrating the importance attributed to inequality through time and of presenting and compare the main published statistics on inequality. To our knowledge, this is the first time that such a comprehensive review is carried. The second paper prepared by Branko Milanovic turns to the global and spatial dimensions of inequality. The objective here is to put Egypt inequality in the global context and better understand the origin and size of spatial inequalities within Egypt using different forms of measurement across regions and urban and rural areas. The Egyptian society remains deeply divided across space and in terms of welfare and this study unveils some of the hidden features of this inequality. The third paper prepared by Paolo Verme studies facts and perceptions of inequality during the period 2000-2009, the period that preceded the Egyptian revolution. The objective of this part is to provide some initial elements that could explain the apparent mismatch between inequality measured with household surveys and inequality aversion measured by values surveys. No such study has been carried out before in the Middle-East and North-Africa (MENA) region and this seemed a particular important and timely topic to address in the light of the unfolding developments in the Arab region. The fourth paper prepared by Sahar El Tawila, May Gadallah and Enas Ali A. El-Majeed assesses the state of poverty and inequality among the poorest villages of Egypt. The paper attempts to explain the level of inequality in an effort to disentangle those factors that derive from household abilities from those factors that derive from local opportunities. This is the first time that such study is conducted in Egypt. The book should be of interest to any observer of the political and economic evolution of the Arab region in the past few years and to poverty and inequality specialists that wish to have a deeper understanding of the distribution of incomes in Egypt and other countries in the MENA region.-- Publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Equality -- Egypt.
Income distribution -- Egypt.
Poverty -- Egypt.
Egypt -- Economic conditions -- 1981-
Form Electronic book
Author World Bank.
LC no. 2014003408
ISBN 1464801991 (paperback;) (alk. paper)
9781464801990 (paperback;) (alk. paper)