Dina Magdy Armanious

Dina Magdy ArmaniousDina Magdy Armanious is currently Professor of Statistics at Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University, Egypt. She has a strong background with more than 20 years of experience in household survey data analysis, Food security assessments, Income and Multidimensional Poverty Analysis in Arab countries, Impact Evaluation and Poverty Maps estimation. She is co-authoring reports on poverty, inequality, food security, poverty alleviation, child poverty and social safety net development for UNICEF, WFP, ESCWA, UNDP and League of Arab States. She contributed as co-author in poverty assessments and poverty alleviation program evaluations in Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Yemen and Oman. She has published papers on issues including monetary poverty, multidimensional and child poverty, gender dimension of poverty, Social protection polices, food security and health care utilization. Recently she authored the following: “Impact of the changes in women's characteristics over time on Antenatal Health Care Utilization in Egypt (2000-2008)” (2015), Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2015, vol. 5, 542-552 (under Thomson Reuters Journals), and “Determinants of Antenatal Health Care Utilization in Egypt (2000-2014) Using Binary and Count Outcomes”, (2019) Journal of Health, 2019, vol. January 11, 25-39.

Papers Published in World Economics:

Measuring Happiness Among Egypt’s Youth

This article aims to assess happiness among young people aged 18–29 years in 2009 and 2014, using a multidimensional Happiness Index among Youth (HIY), based on the Survey of Young People in Egypt (SYPE). Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis are applied to examine the robustness and efficiency of the index. A multinomial model is used to study the main determinants of happiness among young people. The main results of the study are that young men are happier than young women. The educational level of the head of household has a positive, significant effect on happiness.

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Mobility in Income Poverty Between 2010-2015 in Egypt

This study assesses poverty dynamics in Egypt during 2010-2015 and examines the characteristics of transient poor people. Reliability Index, Relative and Absolute mobility are used to assess mobility. The results showed that there is a substantial amount of mobility between 2010 and 2015 and deterioration in the relative positions is larger than the improvement in the same period. Households with uneducated heads, with temporary jobs, outside establishments and with no social protection are more likely to remain poor.

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