EGYPTIAN FEMALE ENTREPRENEURSHIP AS DRIVING FACTORS IN THE DIGITAL ERA, A HOPE OR A CHALLENGE
This paper attempts to critically analyse the driving factors that affects Egyptian female employability in the digital sector. On the other hand, investigates the challenges that female face in the business world, in the light of the entrance of Egypt in the digital era and governments efforts to achieve the sustainable development goals. Currently, Egyptian females have a better chance than ever in becoming entrepreneurs. The aim of the paper is to analyse some of the factors that affect female as employers and draws a clearer image to what factors could help increasing female employability in Egypt during the period from 1991 to 2019.
This study used Augmented Dickey Fuller (ADF) test to check stationarity of variables. On the basis of results of ADF test, ARDL approach of cointegration was applied. Results show that internet ratio has positively affected female employability, while laws have not affected it significant. Finally, conclusion and policy recommendation are proposed.
Based on the study findings that show that female opportunities on Egyption labour market need to be accompanied with schools and universities education development in order to equip them with digital knowledge and skills necessary in the digital era. Also, government policies and laws are still needed to consider female as an engine to growth.
Keywords: Female entrepreneurship, SDGs, Financial inclusion, Digital Era, Digitalization
JEL Codes: A2, J16, L25, l26
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