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The Arab Spring and the Employability of Youth: Early Evidence From Egypt

Irène Selwaness and Rania Roushdy

This paper investigates the school-to-work transition of young people from subsequent graduation cohorts between 2005 and 2012 in Egypt. The analysis compares the early employment ... read more


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The Impact of Early Marriage on Women’s Employment in the Middle East and North Africa

Ragui Assaad, Caroline Krafft and Irène Selwaness

Marriage is a central stage in the transition to adulthood in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). This paper builds on the existing literature on the effect of marriage ... read more


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Transitions in Late-Life Living Arrangements and Socio-economic Conditions of the Elderly in Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia

Aurora Angeli and Marco Novelli

Middle East and North Africa’s demographic trends reveal together a growing ageing population and an exceptional growth of the youth population. Increasing elderly population leads to significant consequences for the ... read more


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Employment’s Role in Enabling and Constraining Marriage in the Middle East and North Africa

Caroline Krafft and Ragui Assaad

This paper makes use of a series of comparable surveys to investigate the role of employment in enabling and constraining marriage for young men and women in Egypt, Jordan and ... read more


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Inequality Decomposition in the Arab Region: Application to Jordan, Egypt, Palestine and Tunisia

Racha Ramadan, Vladimir Hlasny and Vito Intini

Economic inequality across socio-demographic groups in the Arab region is high and growing. This paper evaluates the differentials in household expenditures across rural/urban areas, female/male-headed households, non-educated/educated-headed households and non-employed/employed-headed ... read more


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Rates of Return to Education in Twenty Two Arab Countries: An Update and Comparison between MENA and the Rest of the World

Zafiris Tzannatos, Ishac Diwan and Joanna Abdel Ahad

Using a unique dataset, the study fills an important empirical gap in discussions about labor outcomes in the Arab region by estimating the rates of return to education (RoRE) for ... read more


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Inégalité Et Polarisation Des Dépenses Des Ménages Au Maroc: Evolution Et Etat Actuel

Touhami Abdelkhalek and Fouzia Ejjanoui

Dans cet article, nous revenons d’abord de façon synthétique sur les fondements théoriques des deux concepts qui nous intéressent ici (inégalité et polarisation). Nous présentons, de façon rapide pour chacun ... read more