Poverty in Egypt

Poverty in Egypt : Human Needs and Institutional Capacities

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This book addresses the effects of massive global trends, unfolding over the past several decades, on poverty and the poor. Nagi explains how the slow adaptation of social institutions-economic, political, educational, family, and health related-in developing societies, and those emerging from central command economies, is hampering reform measures designed to better integrate these cultures into the evolving world economy. Examining the change in income distribution and rates of poverty, as well as using historical and comparative analysis, this empirically grounded research yields conceptual and methodological conclusions that are central to understanding the complex problem of poverty in Egypt and elsewhere.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 154.43 x 237.24 x 23.88mm | 589.67g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • bibliography, index
  • 0739101889
  • 9780739101889

Table of contents

Chapter 1 An Introduction Chapter 2 Indicators and Measures Chapter 3 Patterns of Distribution Chapter 4 Health, Disability, and Poverty Chapter 5 Stratification and Mobility Chapter 6 Role of Markets Chapter 7 Role of Family and Philanthropy Chapter 8 Role of Public Policy and Government Programs Chapter 9 Conclusions and Implications Chapter 10 References Chapter 11 Appendix A-Sampling Design Chapter 12 Appendix B-Additional Tables Chapter 13 Appendix C-Construction of Indices Chapter 14 Appendix D-Index of Economic Freedom Chapter 15 Indexshow more

About Saad Z. Nagi

Saad Z. Nagi is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Ohio State University. He is the author of Disability and Rehabilitation: Legal, Clinical, and Self-Concepts and Measurement and the coeditor of three other books on disability and other social issues.show more