HHH Welcomes Carnegie Scholar Selwaness

Irene Selwaness is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University. Her main interest is in labor economics in developing countries. Her current research focuses on the link between informality and social security coverage gap in Egypt, youth employment and school-to-work transition, marriage and employment issues in the Middle East. She worked closely with the Population Council, Cairo office, as a Fred H. Bixby post-doctoral fellow on several projects including the “2014 Survey of Young People” (SYPE), “Mapping Gender Pathways to Exclusion in Upper Egypt,”  “Social Protection and the Working Poor,” and the implementation and the impact evaluation of Neqdar Nesharek (which means “We Can Participate” in Arabic)—a vocational training and entrepreneurship program to help young women to make a successful transition to work in Upper Egypt.    

She holds a Ph.D. in labor economics from University of Paris 1РPanth̩on Sorbonne (France), and a master degree in quantitative economics with specialization in labor and demographic economics from University of Paris 1РPanth̩on Sorbonne (France).
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