Rethinking the Measurement of the Middle Class : Evidence from Egypt

Abu-Ismail, Khalid and Sarang, Niranjan (2015). Rethinking the Measurement of the Middle Class : Evidence from Egypt. UNU-WIDER.

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  • Sub-type Working paper
    Author Abu-Ismail, Khalid
    Sarang, Niranjan
    Title Rethinking the Measurement of the Middle Class : Evidence from Egypt
    Volume/Issue No. 2015/23
    Publication Date 2015
    Place of Publication Helsinki
    Publisher UNU-WIDER
    Pages 32
    Language eng
    Abstract

    The degree of choice households have over their consumption expenditure is critical in deciding their economic class. Applying our measure to Egyptian household budget surveys, we estimate the population size of the middle class in Egypt and assess their

    Keyword Economic growth
    Equality and inequality
    Measurement (poverty)
    Copyright Holder UNU-WIDER
    Copyright Year 2015
    Copyright type Fair use permitted
    ISSN 17987237
    ISBN 9789292309084
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