The Panel Survey of Young People in Egypt (SYPE), first conducted in 2009 among Egyptian youth aged 10–29, focuses on education, employment, health, family formation, migration, reproductive health, social issues, and civic/political participation. This second round, SYPE 2014, was conducted in the wake of two youth-led revolutions (2011 and 2013). SYPE 2014 attempts to understand changes that occurred among Egyptian youth over the period between the two rounds through targeting the same group of respondents of the 2009 survey in 2014 to accurately document changes and progress in the status of these young people. Preliminary findings indicated: a slight decrease in unemployment, a reduction in rates of early marriage, and a narrowing of the gender gap in educational attainment. Young people’s desire to migrate has not changed, while participation in social and political activities is on the rise. Moreover, prevalence rates of female genital mutilation/cutting and sexual harassment appear to be declining.
Roushdy, Rania and Maia Sieverding. 2015. "Panel Survey of Young People in Egypt (SYPE) 2014: Generating evidence for policy, programs, and research." Cairo: Population Council.
Survey of Young People in Egypt