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Return Migrants and the Wage Premium: Does the Legal Status of Migrants Matter?

Nelly El-Mallakh and Jackline Wahba

This paper examines the long-term impact of the legal status of overseas temporary migrants. Using unique data from Egypt, where we are able to distinguish between return migrants according to ... read more


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How Gender Biased Are Female-Headed Household Transfers in Egypt?

Lobna AbdelLatif, Mohamed Ramadan and Sarah Elbakry

In this paper, we claim that the policy of targeting female-headed households’ (FHHs) may generate bias against women in male-headed households (MHHs) who may be more poverty-constrained. Targeting FHHs may ... read more


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The Effect of Mothers’ Employment on Youth Gender Role Attitudes: Evidence From Egypt

Maia Sieverding, Rania Roushdy and May Gadallah

Cross-nationally, having a working mother during childhood is associated with more egalitarian attitudes among both adult men and women. However, no previous studies have explored this relationship in the Middle ... read more


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Young People’s Gender Role Attitudes Over the Transition to Adulthood in Egypt

May Gadallah, Rania Roushdy and Maia Sieverding

Change in gender role attitudes is a neglected dimension of research on the transition to adulthood in the Middle East and North Africa that has broad implications for young ... read more


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Young Gazelles and Aging Turtles: Understanding the Determinants of Employment Creation in the Labor Market in MENA Countries

Hassan Aly, Yousef Daoud, Amr Ragab and Ayhab Saad

The Middle East region has suffered from major unemployment problems that constituted a chief determinant for the Arab Spring.  Even during its best economic years, “jobless growth” was an issue. ... read more


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Information and Communication Technologies and Employment Generation in Turkish Manufacturing Industry

Yilmaz Kilicaslan and Ünal Töngür

This study aims to examine the impact of the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) on employment generation in the Turkish manufacturing industry. This study is said to be ... read more


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The Effect of Public Sector on Private Jobs: Evidence From the Occupied West Bank

Belal Fallah

This paper estimates the short run effect of creating more public jobs on private employment in the occupied West Bank. Unlike most cited research, the results provide evidence that favors ... read more


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Education and the Allocation of Time of Married Women in Iran

Djavad Salehi-Isfahani and Sara Taghvatalab

In the past two decades Iranian women have become much better educated and reduced their childbearing by more than two thirds, but their participation in market work has hardly increased. ... read more


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Muslim Youth Unemployment and Expat Jihadism- Bored to Death?

Moamen Gouda and Marcus Marktanner

While the presence of foreign fighters in military conflict has been a regular ingredient of jihad, never before in modern history have foreign fighters gathered at the scale and speed ... read more


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The Economic Response of Rural Areas to Local Supply Shock: Evidence From Palestine

Belal Fallah

This paper examines the economic effect of return commuting from the Israeli labor market on non-commuters in rural areas of the Occupied West Bank. The results show that returned commuting, ... read more


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Entrepreneurship: Tackling Social Challenges

Egypt: Youth Essay Competition A dynamic Private Sector and Entrepreneurship are vital for growth, economic development, and job creation. In the current socioeconomic context, social entrepreneurship can play an important factor ... read more


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Labor Market, Urban Poverty and Propoor Employment Policies

Heba Nassar and Heba El-Laithy

A complicated relationship exists between labor market mechanisms and poverty.  Poverty might arise from labor market mechanisms, as much as from other more obvious factors such as overall living standards, ... read more


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The Expected Impact of Absorbing Returning Palestinians on The West Bank and Gaza Strip Labor Markets

Mahmoud El Jafari

In this study, a detailed model is presented to incorporate the labor markets in the WBGS with the macroeconomic variables such as private investments and capital government expenditures. The estimated ... read more


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Repression and Revival of the Family Planning Program and its Impact on the Fertility Levels and Demographic Transition in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Amir Mehryar, Farzaneh Roudi, Akbar Aghajanian and Farzaneh Tajdini

The aim of this paper is to review the performance of the family planning program initiated in 1989 in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Following a quick look at the ... read more


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Gender-Based Wage Differences, Household Bargaining and Working Women’s Welfare: Theory and Evidence From Izmir, Turkey

Nejat Anbarci and Mine Cinar

This paper looks at household welfare distribution among two-income couples from three social strata in Izmir, Turkey. A simple explicit two-stage dynamic game theory model is developed to determine if ... read more


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Wage Formation and Recurrent Unemployment

Ragui Assaad and Insan Tunali

Cross-section data on non-contractual construction workers in Egypt reveal strong attachment to the sector despite demand instability. Also present are statistically significant wage differentials between construction trades.  Preliminary examination suggests ... read more