Victims and Heroines: Women, Welfare and the Egyptian State

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Poverty and inequality are on the increase in developing countries such as Egypt. Almost all governments carrying out liberalization now display an anti-poor bias, while women suffer in particular. Those in charge of female headed households comprise a very large category of socially deprived women- something like 15 to 30% of all urban Egyptian families. The way in which these women cope with poverty is examined and their sources of benefit from both state agencies and religious welfare organizations. The investigation ...

Victims and Heroines: Women, Welfare and the Egyptian State 2001, Zed Books

ISBN-13: 9781856499354

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Victims and Heroines: Women, Welfare and the Egyptian State 2001, Zed Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781856499347

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