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Determinants of Labour Migration from Egypt to GCC Countries
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Egypt has been an important source of migrants to the GCC countries since the mid-1970s. The main objective of this paper is to examine the determinants and characteristics of labour migration from Egypt to GCC countries.

The analysis is based on data from the 2013 Egypt Household International Migration Survey, known as Egypt-HIMS. This major survey used a sample of 90,000 Egyptian households and collected multi-topic, multi-level, and retrospective data on the recent trends, determinants, dynamics and consequences of international migration from Egypt.

The analysis highlights who migrates from Egypt to the GCC countries, why, how, to where, with what characteristics, and with what impacts. It provides a demographic and socioeconomic profile of the origin households of migrants and of current migrants themselves.

Among the topics covered are: characteristics of origin households of current migrants, background characteristics of current migrants, migration patterns and trajectories, year and length of migration, motives for migration, the migration process, economic costs of migration, role of networks, employment status and occupation before and after migration, return migration intentions, perceptions about the migration experience, and remittances.

The results presented in this paper are of special importance for achieving closer cooperation in the area of migration and development between Egypt and the GCC countries.