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Poverty: Egypt
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Poverty in Egypt

During the 1970s and early 1980s, Egypt realized considerable progress in social and economic development. It achieved high rates of economic growth as gross domestic product grew by about 8 percent. Government expenditure on social services expanded along with this growth, leading to improvements in the welfare of Egyptian households. Development progress was financed largely by resources…

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Esim, Simel, “Poverty: Egypt”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 17 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0277b>
First published online: 2009



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