Labor & Education Surveys - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Labor & Education Surveys

Labor Market Panel Surveys (LMPS)

ERF, in collaboration with several national statistical offices, is dedicating special attention to Labor Market Panel Surveys (LMPS).

With the cooperation of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), ERF has successfully conducted three labor market panel surveys in Egypt (1998, 2006 and 2012). A similar exercise was undertaken in Jordan in 2010 in cooperation with the National Center for Human Resource Development (NCHRD) and the Jordanian Department of Statistics (DOS).

The LMPS are designed as panel surveys in the sense that any households and individuals which were interviewed during previous rounds (if any) are interviewed again. Individuals who split from the original households in the intervening period are also tracked and interviewed together with their entire household. This panel design reflects the state-of-the-art in data collection methodology in the labor field.

The Egyptian Labor Market Panel Survey 1998, 2006 and 2012 micro data as well as the Jordan Labor Marker Panel Survey 2010 are both available for public access.

Higher Education Graduates Surveys (HEGS)

The Higher Education Graduates Survey (HEGS) was collected in both Egypt and Jordan during the year 2012.
It covers a random sample of university graduates aged 25-40 years from selected disciplines; namely: accounting, administration, and computer sciences who graduated during the fifteen years preceding the survey.

The survey instruments collect information on graduates’ socio-economic background, household characteristics, education experience, job experience and employment history and mobility.

It also provides data on students’ feedback and monitoring in both private and public institutions, labor market outcomes for graduates of these institutions and retrospective data on graduates’ learning experience.

This survey, through studying the institutional framework of the higher education system, aims at reaching a tool for improving the quality of higher education.
You can Access our Micro Data sets, through the

ERF Micro Data Catalogue (NADA)


For any inquiries related to the data, please contact:
ERF data team