Dina Abdel Fattah
Research suggests that the number of Egyptian women who are simultaneously employed, married and a mother – as well as happy – is shockingly low, just three per cent of all employed women. But is there really a contradiction between marriage and employment for Egyptian women? Do Egyptian women find greater rewards in the marriage market than in the labour market? These are some of the questions that motivate Dina Abdel Fatah, an assistant professor and researcher at the Economics department of the American University in cairo as well a research consultant at the Egyptian society for migration studies.
Dina graduated from the American University in Cairo in 2008 and started her MSc at the University of Sussex, where she is currently finishing her PhD. Her doctoral research is on the economics of young women in Egypt. She started teaching part-time at AUC in 2010. Additionally, she is a migration consultant at the Egyptian Society for Migration Studies. Her current research interests are labour economics and migration studies.
The Department of Economics at AUC is the first economics department founded in Egypt. Since its establishment in 1947, the department has managed through its solid curriculum and reputable faculty to produce highly qualified graduates who have then assumed key positions in local-private and governmental- as well as international institutions such as the United Nations, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
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