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Economics: Small Businesses: Egypt
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This entry is about the nature of women's involvement in small businesses in the Egyptian context. Since Egypt adopted an economic liberalization policy in the 1970s, the government has espoused a policy of promoting private sector activity, and in particular entrepreneurial activity. There are no available gender disaggregated data on the percentage of men's versus women's businesses. While women are visible in assisting in running or managing certain types of business, it is likely that the nu…

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Tadros, Mariz, “Economics: Small Businesses: Egypt”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0244b>
First published online: 2009



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