The Future of Labor Supply and Demographics in Egypt: Impending Challenges and Untapped Potential - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

The Future of Labor Supply and Demographics in Egypt: Impending Challenges and Untapped Potential

Caroline Krafft and Emma Kettle


Date:
October, 2019

Publisher:
Economic Research Forum

Topic:
J. Labor and Demographic Economics

In a nutshell

  • Demographic pressures on Egypt’s labor supply have decreased.
  • The “youth bulge” generation are young adults now, their labor market entry complete, while the “echo” of the youth bulge is school-aged.
  • Fertility, which had declined in Egypt and then risen, has once again fallen. The total fertility rate (births per woman), which was 3.5 in 2012-2014, fell to 3.1 in 2018.
  • Labor force participation rates declined from 51% in 2012 to 48% in 2018.
  • Employment rates declined from 47% to 44% over 2012 to 2018.
  • Standard unemployment rates remained stable, but discouraged unemployment increased in 2018.
Authors

Caroline Krafft

Assistant Professor of economics at St. Catherine University


Authors

Emma Kettle

St. Catherine University, Department of Economics and Political Science


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