International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Testing the Role of Education in Improving Economic Opportunities in the Governorates of Egypt by using Human Opportunity Index (1986-2012)
Abeer Mohamed Elprince; Ebtehal Ahmed Abd-Almoity; Prof. Lobna Abdel Latif; Prof. Hala H. Elsaid, Dean

This paper aims to test the issue of: Educational policies that succeed in achieving equal educational opportunities, can improve the economic opportunities. Applied to the Governorates of Egypt (1986-2012) by using Human Opportunity Index (HOI). HOI is used to track the progress toward the goal of providing equal access to educational and economic opportunities. The findings indicate that Eduation played a limited role in improving Economic Opportunities in Egypt (1986 - 2012). HOI results of Egypt can be served as a tool to help guide public policies aimed at equalizing opportunity and designing policies to break intergenerational cycles of inequality and improve future outcomes. The paper suggests initially converting the results of HOI to A map of Spatial Opportunities which distributes educational and economic opportunities on the geographical location, to identify disadvantaged groups, which will be the beginning point of regional policies in the future.

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