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Economics: Industrial Labor: Egypt
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In this entry, industrial labor refers to workers defined by the International Labour Organization as comprising the industrial sector such as mining and quarrying (including oil production), manufacturing, construction, and public utilities (electricity, gas, and water). The entry reviews the developments in the status and condition of women working in the industrial sector in Egypt in relation to men, within a rapidly changing economic and political context. In Egypt, the urban working class e…

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Tadros, Mariz, “Economics: Industrial Labor: Egypt”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 28 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0233a>
First published online: 2009

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