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Type Working Paper - The Economic Research Forum Working Paper
Title Late-life living arrangements and intergenerational ties in Egypt: elderly socio-economic conditions from labor market surveys
Author(s)
Issue 971
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
URL http://erf.org.eg/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/971.pdf
Abstract
The aim of this paper is to analyze dynamics in the late-life living arrangements and changes
in socio-economic and health condition of the elderly in Egypt in recent years. Research
questions refer to the determinants of ageing in Egypt and to the disparities existing and
emerging at the gender and place of residence levels. Our focus is on the role intergenerational
ties and transfers, both public and within the family, have in alleviating the precarious situations
of older persons. This paper intends to help fill the gap in the study of this topic, which is still
understudied in the country as well as in the MENA area more generally. The research refers
to individual data from all three rounds of the Egypt Labor Market Panel Surveys (ELMPS),
carried out in 1998, 2006, and 2012.

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