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Introducing the Tunisia Labor Market Panel Survey 2014

Ragui Assaad, Samir Ghazouani, Caroline Krafft and Dominique J. Rolando

August, 2016


23 pages

C8. Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology
J. Labor and Demographic Economics

This paper introduces the Tunisia Labor Market Panel Survey (TLMPS) of 2014, the first round of a publicly-available nationally representative longitudinal household survey. We provide a description of the sample and questionnaires. We discuss a number of data collection issues, such as non-response, as well as what was done to address these issues. The construction of sample weights is detailed. A comparison of the TLMPS to other Tunisian datasets is conducted to illustrate the representativeness of the data in terms of key demographic and labor market measures. Key features of the Tunisian labor market and potential avenues for research using the TLMPS are discussed.


تقدم هذه الورقة المسح التتبعى لسوق العمل في تونس لعام 2014، وهو الجولة الأولى من المسح الأسري الطولي الممثل وطنيا والمتاح للجمهور. نقدم وصفا للعينة والاستبيانات. نقوم بمناقشة عدد من القضايا التي تخص جمع البيانات، مثل عدم الاستجابة، وكذلك ما تم القيام به لمعالجة هذه القضايا. نقوم أيضا بتفصيل عملية بناء أوزان العينة. وتجري مقارنة بين لمسح التتبعى لسوق العمل في تونس ومجموعات البيانات التونسية الأخرى لتوضيح تمثيل البيانات من حيث التدابير الرئيسية للسكان ولسوق العمالة. ونناقش أيضا الملامح الرئيسية لسوق العمل التونسي والسبل المحتملة للبحث باستخدام لمسح التتبعى لسوق العمل في تونس

Research Fellows

Ragui Assaad

Professor of Planning and Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

Research Fellows

Samir Ghazouani

Full Professor of Econometrics, Busienss School of Tunis (ESCT), Manouba, Tunisia


Caroline Krafft

Assistant Professor of economics at St. Catherine University

Dominique J. Rolando



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