Inequality and poverty in the suburbs

The case of metropolitan Cairo

Authored by: Erina Iwasaki

The Routledge Companion to the Suburbs

Print publication date:  August  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138290235
eBook ISBN: 9781315266442
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315266442-13

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Abstract

This chapter examines the state of poverty in the suburban or “unplanned areas” of Greater Cairo using panel data. The case study clarifies that the predominant feature of poverty in these areas is transient poverty, which implies that the residents are vulnerable to small changes either in demographic dimension such as growing household size, or caused by external economic shocks such as price increases.

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