Despite this deterioration, 93 percent of primary level students are enrolled in schools, and a government-funded health-care system ensures that all Egyptians have access to some form of health care.
As a result of high inflation, which, at its peak, reached 28.5 percent in 1989, the middle and lower classes have seen their living standards erode since the 1980s.
However, poverty remains endemic in Egypt despite these efforts.
In Egypt the top 40% of the population own 60.4% of the wealth, while the bottom 60% control 39.6 %.
At a certain point, such blatant disparities can only be enforced by a Mubarak-like strongman.
Egypt is regarded as one of the wealthiest nations in the world due to Hollywood images of pyramids and numerous ancient riches.
Research Findings From 1980s, Egypt experienced an increasingly growth in poverty levels, but the rates subsided in mid-1990s.
According to report issued by Human Development Report in 1996, 13.7 million Egyptians (22.9% of the entire population) live below the poverty line.
There are numerous factors that cause increased poverty levels and unemployment.
The Egyptian government provides policies that help in combating poverty and unemployment issues among the citizens.