1. According to the results of the policy brief “Young women have been facing a disadvantage position on the Egyptian labor market. Only 13.3% of young women (aged 15-29) participate in the labor force, compared to 57.8% among young men; and unemployment rate among female youth (32.3%) is more than triple that of young males (9.3%).”
  1. What would you call this type(s) of discrimination faced by women on the Egyptian labor market? Explain in detail. (1-2 paragraph)
  2. Explain in detail what may be driving this type(s) of discrimination using one or more of the theories of labor market discrimination which you know about. (1/2 to 1 page)
  3. What are currently the main types and causes of the high unemployment rates observed among young women in Egypt. What policy may help women find good job opportunities, particularly during the current economic downturn due to the spread of the COVID 19 pandemic? (1 page)
  4. Based on your previous readings and your knowledge of labor economics theories, do you think this disadvantage position of women in the labor market in Egypt is basically the result of rational choices made by women or discrimination? And Why? (1/2 to 1 page)

the policy brief: https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/—ed_emp/documents/publication/wcms_575931.pdf

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