Middle East Research Seminar on Poverty and Inequality in Egypt :On 18st February 2022

Institute of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies and Center for Islamic Studies at Sophia University invite Heba El-Laithy (Cairo University), and hold a research seminar on poverty and inequality in Egypt.Heba El-Laithy is an expert in statistics at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University. Her field of study is poverty and inequality in Egypt and the Middle East region, using the Household Income, Expenditure and Consumption Survey (HIECS).In this seminar, she will talk about the trends in poverty and inequality in Egypt, using the recent HIECS, conducted in October 2019 – March 2020, just before the Covid-19 outbreak. The HIECS (Household Income, Expenditure and Consumption Survey) is the survey conducted periodically by CAPMAS (Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics) to identify changes in consumption patterns and measure the poverty rate. She will also talk about the state of household employment and consumption prior to the pandemic.

Registration: https://forms.gle/4pb2GnmDngrP2mir6 (Registration deadline  February 16, 2022 )*Seminar URL will be sent to you later.【Time】Feb 18 2022 16:00 – 17:30【Place】Zoom,Online【Program】16:00 – 16:05 Introduction by Erina Iwasaki (Sophia University)16:05 – 17:00 Lecture by Heba El-Laithy “Egypt Poverty and Inequality Trends with Projections of Post-Covid 19 on Poverty”17:00 – 17:30 Q & A discussions【Language】English【Organization】Institute of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies  at Sophia University【Contact】Institute of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies  at Sophia University https://dept.sophia.ac.jp/is/iac/EMAIL : i-asianc*sophia.ac.jp(*を@に代えてご利用ください)************************Heba El-Laithy has conducted many researches on poverty and inequality in Egypt and Middle East. Her recent publications include`:1.         Measuring Happiness Among Egyptian Youth”, (2020)  in World Economics Vol. 21 No. 2, pages 299- 322, April-June 2020,(Jointly with Dina Armanious and Hadeer Farag).2.         El-Laithy, Heba, and Dina Armanious. 2019. “Middle Class in Egypt: Size, Trends and Profile.” Chapter 2 in Understanding Poverty and Inequality in Egypt, Background Papers, World Bank. 2019. Washington, DC: World Bank.3.         Multidimensional Deprivation in Egypt (2021) in World Economics  Vol. 22 • No. 1 • January–March 2021,(Jointly with Noha Omar)4.         Mobility in Income Poverty Between 2010 and 2015 in Egypt, (2019) in World Economics • Vol. 20 • No. 1 • January–April 2019 (Jointly with Dina Armanious).5.         Determinants and Measures of Inequality , (2015) in Economic and Social Development of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries, by Ayadi, R., Dabrowski, Marek, De Wulf, Luc (Eds.), published by Springer6.         Measuring the Impact of Agricultural Finance on Rural Inequality: Evidence from Egypt, (2017) in World Economics • Vol. 18 • No. 1 • January–April 2017 (Jointly with Ahmed Rostom and Lamia Donia).7.         Estimation of Poverty in Greater Cairo: Case Study of Three ‘Unplanned’ Areas, 2013,  African Development Review, Vol. 25, No. 2, 2013, 173–188. (jointly with Erina Iwasaki).8.         Financing Options and Challenges to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals in Egypt , 2013, in Financing Human Development in Africa, Asia and the Middle East , by  Rob Vos and Marco V. Sánchez,  (eds), ( the chapter was coauthored Jointly with Motaz Khorshid, Ahmed Kamaly and Sohair Abou El-Enein).9.         Equality of Opportunity for Children , in Egypt, 2000–2009, 2012,(2014) Policy Research Working Paper number 6159, World Bank.(Jointly with Carlos E. Vélez and Sherine Al-Shawarby).

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