Chapter

Working in the City

David Sims

in Understanding Cairo

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9789774164040
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9781617970405 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5743/cairo/9789774164040.003.0008
Working in the City

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This chapter attempts to explain how the inhabitants of Cairo, Egypt work and survive in an environment that is, in many ways, stacked against them. It describes the city's informal economy and the job opportunities it offers. It explores the various kinds and shades of the informal economy and provides a critical assessment of the ability of the working sector to fill the gap and to offer a future to Cairo's millions.

Keywords: working sector; Cairo; Egypt; job opportunities; informal economy

Chapter.  4915 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Relations

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