The Evolution of Labor Supply in Egypt from 1988-2018: A Gendered Analysis

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s): Caroline Krafft, Ragui Assaad and Caitlyn Keo Original Link:  http://erf.org.eg/publications/the-evolution-of-labor-supply-in-egypt-from-1988-2018-a-gendered-analysis/ This paper investigates the character of labor supply and especially female labor force participation in Egypt and its evolution over the thirty-year span from 1988 to 2018 using...

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Is the Egyptian economy creating good jobs? A review of the evolution of the quantity and quality of employment in Egypt from 1998 to 2018

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s): Ragui Assad Original Link:  http://erf.org.eg/publications/is-the-egyptian-economy-creating-good-jobs-a-review-of-the-evolution-of-the-quantity-and-quality-of-employment-in-egypt-from-1998-to-2018/ Key question: Has the economic recovery in Egypt resulted in more and better- quality jobs? Read more at original link

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Socioeconomic Status and the Changing Nature of School-to-Work Transitions in Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s): Ragui Assaad, Caroline Krafft and Colette Salemi Original Link: http://erf.org.eg/publications/socioeconomic-status-and-the-changing-nature-of-school-to-work-transitions-in-egypt-jordan-and-tunisia/ This paper examines the evolution of initial labor market outcomes across cohorts of school leavers by education and socioeconomic status in Egypt, Jordan...

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Ragui Assaad

Ragui Assaad is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the American University in Cairo and Professor at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota. His research focuses on topics related to labor markets in the Arab World, education and human resource development, youth transitions to adulthood and inequality of opportunity. He received his PhD.

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Working Paper- Inequality of Opportunity in Wages and Consumption in Egypt

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s): Ragui Assaad, Caroline Krafft, John Roemer, Djavad Salehi-Isfahani Original Link: http://erf.org.eg/publications/inequality-of-opportunity-in-wages-and-consumption-in-egypt/ Abstract: We provide in this paper measures of inequality of opportunity of wages and consumption for Egypt at different points in time from 1988 to 2012. A standard way of...

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Working Paper- Returns to Schooling in Egypt

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s): Ragui Assaad, Abdurrahman Aydemir, Meltem Dayioglu Tayfur, Murat Kirdar Original Link: http://erf.org.eg/publications/returns-to-schooling-in-egypt/ Abstract: This paper estimates the returns to schooling in Egypt using a policy reform that reduced primary school from 6 to 5 years. As a result of this reform, which was implemented in 1988, compulsory...

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Working Paper- Empowerment is a Community Affair: Community Level Determinants of Married Women’s Empowerment in Egypt

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s): Ragui Assaad, Hanan Nazier, Racha Ramadan Original Link: http://erf.org.eg/publications/empowerment-is-a-community-affair-community-level-determinants-of-married-Womens-empowerment-in-egypt/ Abstract: This paper examines the contextual and community-level determinants of multidimensional women’s empowerment in Egypt, while accounting for the usual...

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Working Paper- Inequality of Opportunity in the Labor Market for Higher Education Graduates in Egypt and Jordan

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s): Caroline Krafft, Ragui Assaad Original Link: http://erf.org.eg/publications/inequality-of-opportunity-in-the-labor-market-for-higher-education-graduates-in-egypt-and-jordan/ Abstract: In the Middle East and North Africa, unequal opportunities occur in both the education system and the labor market. The outcomes that individuals achieve in the labor...

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Why the Unemployment Rate is a Misleading Indicator of Labor Market Health in Egypt

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s): Ragui Assaad, Caroline Krafft Original Link: http://erf.org.eg/publications/why-the-unemployment-rate-is-a-misleading-indicator-of-labor-market-health-in-egypt/ Abstract: Policy discussions about the health of the economy and the labor market in Egypt often focus almost exclusively on one indicator, namely the unemployment rate. This policy...

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Beware of the Echo: The Impending Return of Demographic Pressures in Egypt

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s): Caroline Krafft, Ragui Assaad Original Link: http://erf.org.eg/publications/beware-of-the-echo-the-impending-return-of-demographic-pressures-in-egypt/ For many years, Egypt experienced substantial demographic pressures on its education system and labor market. These pressures have eased somewhat in recent years as fertility rates fell, but, as this...

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Working Paper- Flexible Labor Regulations and Informality in Egypt

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s): Jackline Wahba, Ragui Assaad Original Link: http://erf.org.eg/publications/flexible-labor-regulations-and-informality-in-egypt/ Abstract: Do flexible labor market regulations reduce informal employment? This paper examines the effects of changes in labor regulations on the incidence of formal employment. Using the case of Egypt, we study the effects...

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Promoting Successful Transitions to Employment for Egyptian Youth

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s): Ragui Assaad, Caroline Krafft Original Link: http://erf.org.eg/publications/promoting-successful-transitions-to-employment-for-egyptian-youth/ Abstract: This Policy Perspective argues that active labor market policies, such as public employment schemes, wage subsidies, job search assistance, and skills training have not been effective in improving the...

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