Education at a Glance: Selected Indicators Based on the Egypt Labor Market Surveys of 1988, 1998, and 2006

Ragui Assaad

in The Egyptian Labor Market Revisited

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9789774162480
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9781617970313 | DOI:
Education at a Glance: Selected Indicators Based on the Egypt Labor Market Surveys of 1988, 1998, and 2006

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This chapter represents the educational attainment of the Egyptian population and characterizes participation in schooling. To that end, education indicators such as the rate of literacy, educational attainment, and the rate of attendance are employed. Indicators of pupil-flow rates such as dropout and repetition rates are also used. In addition, other areas covered include the distribution of pupils by school type and the extent of their reliance on private tutoring. All indicators are solely based on data from the Egypt Labor Market Surveys that were conducted in 1988, 1998, and 2006. The focus is on the three pre-university education levels: the primary level consisting of six grades, the preparatory level containing three grades, and the secondary level also containing three grades. The corresponding age groups are 6–11, 12–14, and 15–17 years old respectively, and thus the school-age population category refers to those 6–17 years old. Indicator variation by sex and urban/rural residence is presented and, when relevant, the analysis is disaggregated by grade. Based on the education indicators, there was some improvement in education outcomes in Egypt between 1998 and 2006, particularly for females and residents of rural areas.

Keywords: education; labor market; literacy rate; educational attainment; attendance rate; dropout rate; repetition rate; private tutoring

Chapter.  9259 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Relations

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