|Series||Working paper -- no. 118|
|LC Classifications||Microfiche 2009/52359 (H)|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||39|
|LC Control Number||2009321814|
Using data from the recently released Egypt Labor Market Panel Survey (ELMPS) of , this chapter shows that there has been a decline in both the relative and absolute size of unemployment in Egypt in the period from to This result is puzzling to many and understandably has been met with a degree of skepticism, if not outright :// The issue of youth unemployment in Egypt, while significant, needs to be contextualized and youth labor market insertion must be multi-faceted, combining different models. Unemployment and Abstract Although it is well-established in the literature that unemployment is a labor market insertion problem in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the dynamics driving youth unemployment remain poorly understood. Using panel and retrospective data from the Labor Market Panel Surveys in Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia, we are able to substantially improve our The unemployment problem in Egypt is more related to labor market insertion (finding the first job) than getting back on the job ladder. 4 It is more about the educated youth than the illiterate, unskilled middle age workers. The problem is particularly acute among women and is worse in the urban and Sassanpour 'Labor Market Pressures in.
Labor Market Dynamics and Youth Unemployment in the Middle East and North Africa: Evidence From Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia is a phenomenon that is primarily associated with the labor market insertion of youth as they transition from school to work. Although the predominance of youth among the unemployed is well established in the literature In , the youth unemployment rate in EU countries was 23% on average. In two-thirds of the beneficiary countries (ten countries in ) the youth unemployment rate was higher than the EU average, and four of these countries have rates above 30%. Many young people become discouraged and withdraw from the labour market ://+from+Blue+Book_PA+pdf. Excluded Generation: The Growing Challenges of Labor Market Insertion for Egyptian Youth 1 Introduction In line with their rising educational attainment, Egyptian youth hold rising aspirations for their adult lives. Yet they are increasingly struggling See more details on youth unemployment rates in the companion article on Youth unemployment. Group 2: The second group of countries features a moderate overlap between education and the labour market and a higher level of youth unemployment than in group 1. Countries in this group include Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Portugal
The country where the youth unemployment is most severe is Egypt, because you have 22 million youth today between the ages of 15 and And amongst the unemployed in Egypt, 83 percent are Youth unemployment in Egypt is a central policy issue. Egypt has witnessed heightened political mobilization of young people in , as part of what has been described in the media as the “Arab Spring.” Youth employment issues are key in this context. Particularly as young people constitute the majority of the unemployed in :// A Book No Country for Young People? Youth Labour Market Problems in Europe Edited by Juan J Dolado Centre for Economic Policy Research 77 Bastwick Street, London EC1V 3PZ Tel: +44 (0)20 Email: [email protected] Youth unemployment has been Europe’s most sensationalised symptom of the Global :// 1. Introduction: Labour market institutions and youth labour markets Boeri (, p. ) defines a labour market institution as “a system of laws, norms or conventions resulting from a collective choice, and providing constraints or incentives which alter individual choices over labor and pay”. For the most part, labour