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Means of social and economic support for irregular employment in Egypt

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The (Covid -19) pandemic asserts the importance of reconsidering the means of  providing integrated social protection programs for the Under privileged groups in Egypt. Although Many social groups and classes in Egypt have been affected by the pandemic, irregular employment is the most damaged, for it was deprived from its main source of income, which requires fast responses  in favor of these groups. In this paper  we aim to confront  this case  as a contribution to ease  the burden cast  on  this important category in the Egyptian society.

The aid and protection of irregular unemployment as a priority

Medical specialists emphasize that the most likely categories to be infected by the virus are the elderly people and those who suffer from chronic diseases. On the economic level, irregular employment is the most affected .

By taking a quick overview we learn that there is about 17.6 million workers in Egypt, noting  that there is only 48.1% of those are subscribers in social insurance programs.

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