Lines of Conflict of the Egyptian Society 1986-1988: Remigration, Segregation, Islam (Wives of Returned Migrant Workers)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Stauth, Georg (Universität Bielefeld)
  • Reichert, Christoph (Social Research Centre, American University in Cairo, Egypt)
  • Weyland, Petra (Universität Bielefeld)
  • Albrecht, Renate (Universität Bielefeld)
  • El-Hamamsy, Laila (Social Research Centre, American University in Cairo, Egypt)
  • Mehanna, Sohair (Social Research Centre, American University in Cairo, Egypt)
  • Nada, A. (Social Research Centre, American University in Cairo, Egypt)
  • Kheir, E. (Social Research Centre, American University in Cairo, Egypt)
Publication Date
  • Social Research Center, American University in Cairo, Egypt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Migration
    • Family life and marriage
    • Gender and gender roles
    • Social and occupational mobility
  • Abstract

    The social role of wives of returned migrant workers. Topics: education level; employment and occupation; place of work; marriage before or after husband´s migration; number of years married; influence on husband´s decision to migrate; participation in decisions on household budget, the childrens´ education and the purchase of household goods before husband´s migration; responsibility for these decisions during husband´s absence; employment, occupation and place of work before husband´s migration; employment during husband´s absence; tasks and duties as well as problems during husband´s absence; leisure activities during husband´s migration; perceived change of the husband during migration; effects of migration on the village, the family, the children and the wife´s social role. Additionally encoded were: place where the interview was conducted, interviewer as well as identification of the migrant, who had already been interviewed (ZA Study No. 5013).
Temporal Coverage
  • 1987-05 / 1987-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Egypt (EG)
    selected villages in Egypt
Sampled Universe
Wives of migrant workers already interviewed (ZA Study No. 5013) in the cities Shanwan and Kafr Shanwan (province Minufiya, Delta).
Sampling Procedure Comment: Census
Collection Mode
  • Oral interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 206
    Number of Variables: 85
Of the 206 wives interviewed only 136 were already married before the husband's migration. The remaining 70 were excluded through a filter question because they could not provide information on the effect of the husband's migration from the situation of the wife. The interview was conducted in Arabic by Egyptian interviewers from the villages. Extensive qualitative materials (participating observations and interview notes) were collected in the framework of the same research project. Further quantitative data sets from the research project are archived in the Central Archive under ZA Study Nos. 5011, 5012 and 5013.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5023 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Stauth, Georg: Remigration and Social Change. Sociology of Development Research Centre, Bielefeld University, Working Paper 84, 1986.
  • Stauth, Georg: Konfliktlinien der ägyptischen Gesellschaft 1986-1988: Remigration, Segration, Islamismus - Eine Forschungsperspektive. Working Paper 80a, 1986.
  • Stauth, Georg: Town and Countryside in Egypt. Consequences of Modernization. Research Paper to the Symposium: Moslems, Migrants, Metropolis. Berliner Institut für Vergleichende Sozialforschung, Juni 1989.
  • Weyland, Petra: Remigration und Geschlechterverhältnis auf dem ägyptischen Dorf. Forschungsperspektiven und -hypothesen. Working Paper 95, 1987.
  • Albrecht, Renate: Remigration und Islamisierung auf dem ägyptischen Dorf. Working Paper 99, 1987.
  • Reichert, Christoph: Remigration und die Transformation ländlicher Macht- und Herrschaftsverhältnisse in Ägypten - Forschungshypothesen. Working Paper 94, 1987.
  • Reichert, Christoph: Labour Migration and Institutional Diversification in two Egyptian Villages. Some Preliminary Results. Paper to the 2nd French-German Workshop on Labour Migration and the Process of Social and Political Change in the Middle East, Berlin 1988.
  • Stauth, Georg: How to Control Women? Socio-Economic Processes and Shifts of Power between Sexes in Rural Egypt. In: Jahrbuch für Politik des Vorderen Orients, Hannover 1988, S.51 ff.
  • Stauth, Georg: Remigration and Social Change in Rural Areas. Prospects for the Migrant Worker Sending Regions of the Middle East. In: Pakistan Development Review. An International Journal for Development Economics, 26, 1987, S. 735-744.

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