The Impact of Pension and Social Assistance on Poverty and Inequality: Evidence from Egypt - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

The Impact of Pension and Social Assistance on Poverty and Inequality: Evidence from Egypt

Topic: H5. National Government Expenditures and Related Policies I3. Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty


Status:
completed Project


This study takes advantage of available panel data from Egypt Labor Market Panel Surveys for 1998, 2006 and 2012 to estimate the impact of pensions and social assistance cash transfers on the welfare and income distribution of Egyptian households. The study also examines whether the effect of pension and social assistance can vary across different values of household and individual characteristics such as urbanity, race, gender and education. By looking at the heterogeneous impact of pension and social assistance on a series of indicators of households in Egypt, the study seeks to provide a deeper understanding of the magnitude and mechanism of the effect of pension and social assistance.

Research Fellows

Mohamed El Hedi Arouri

Associate Researcher – EDHEC Business School


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