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Migration: Policies and Laws: Egypt
(1,795 words)

This entry addresses Egyptian policies and laws governing migration, with brief reference to scholarship and organizations concerned with the impact of these migration policies and laws on women and gender relations. Scholarship on Egyptian migration affirms Shami's (1994, 9) point that state policies on migration have been essential elements to nation-building programs of the middle to later decades of the twentieth century. In his overview of Arab world migration, La Towsky (1984) distinguishe…

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Daughtry, Carla, “Migration: Policies and Laws: Egypt”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 29 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0268c>
First published online: 2009

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