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A Multilevel Analysis of Unemployment in Egypt

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  • Eleonora Bertoni
  • Giorgio Ricchiuti

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Despite its recent economic development, Egypt employment inequalities among gender and between different age cohorts are still an unresolved issue. In this work we apply a Multilevel Generalized Linear Mixed Model to the Egyptian Labor Market Panel Survey 2006 (ELMPS 2006) and 2012 (ELMPS 2012). By exploiting the hierarchical structure of the survey data, we investigate how the interplay between individual characteristics and regional context conditions Egyptians' individual probability of being unemployed. Moreover, we attempt to check \textit{if} and \textit{how} these same characteristics have changed between 2006 and 2012, that is, before and after the 2008 global financial crisis and the 2011 Revolution of the Arab world.
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  • Eleonora Bertoni & Giorgio Ricchiuti, 2017. "A Multilevel Analysis of Unemployment in Egypt," LABOUR, CEIS, vol. 31(4), pages 494-514, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:labour:v:31:y:2017:i:4:p:494-514
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    1. Syed Zwick, Hélène, 2020. "Resilience Strategies for Mismatched Workers: Microeconomic Evidence from Egypt," GLO Discussion Paper Series 477, Global Labor Organization (GLO).

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    • J01 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - Labor Economics: General
    • C19 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Other
    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development

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