Employment transitions of Youth and mental health implications in Egypt - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Employment transitions of Youth and mental health implications in Egypt

Maye Ehab


Date:
October, 2019

NO.
1365

Publisher:
Economic Research Forum

Topic:
J13. Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
J. Labor and Demographic Economics

Youth in Egypt suffer from high rates of unemployment and inactivity. They are also heavily affected by the widespread use of informal employment. This paper addresses the effects of employment transitions on the health of youth in Egypt. It specifically focuses on the effect of temporary and informal employment compared to non-employment on the psychological health of youth. Using data from the
Survey of Young People in Egypt for the years 2009 and 2014, I identify the causal effects of various employment transitions on mental health outcomes by estimating a matched difference-in-differences. Results show that the transition from non-employment to employment improves the individual’s mental health in general. There are differences in the magnitude of the effect according to gender and the type of employment where those in informal and temporary employment have lower improvements compared to formal and permanent employment.

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Maye Ehab

Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences


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