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Climate Change, Gender, Decision-Making Power, and Migration into the Saiss Region of Morocco

Dina Najjar, Boubaker Dhehibi, Aden Aw-Hassan and Abderrahim Bentaibi

Studies on migration in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have so far focused on migration to urban areas (local cities and European countries). Little research has explored ... read more


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Is Internal Migration A Way to Cope With Climate Change? Evidence From Egypt

Mohamed El Hedi Arouri, Adel Ben Youssef and Nguyen Viet Cuong

In this study, we examine the effect of extreme weather events on migration among governorates in Egypt using migration gravity models and data from the 1996 and 2006 Population and ... read more


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Rural-Urban Migration and Income Disparity in Tunisia: A Decomposition Analysis

Mohamed Amara, Hatem Jemmali and Mohamed Ayadi

Since the 1990s, massive migration from the marginalized and unprivileged rural areas to small and big towns has been one of the most dramatic and noticeable demographic changes in Tunisia. ... read more


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Maghreb Rural-Urban Migration: The Movement to Morocco’s Towns

Jamal Bouoiyour, Amal Miftah and Christophe Muller

Using data from national-level households survey, this study seeks to fill a gap in the migration literature by analyzing the determinant of rural migration in the case of Morocco.  In ... read more


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The Role of Housing Markets in the Timing of Marriage in Egypt, Jordan, and Tunisia

Ragui Assaad, Caroline Krafft and Dominique J. Rolando

The transition to adulthood in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is increasingly characterized by young people’s desire to form independent, nuclear households. Forming such households requires either buying ... read more


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Deciphering the Relationship between Internal Migration and Regional Disparities in Tunisia

Mohamed Amara and Hatem Jemmali

This paper analysis the key factors that shape inter-governorates migration in Tunisia, focusing mainly on the role of distance, labor market characteristics, human capital and per capita expenditure in driving ... read more


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Is Tunisian Trade Policy Pro-Poor?

Inmaculada Martinez-Zarzoso, Leila Baghdadi and Hendrik Kruse

The main aim of this paper is to investigate the effects of Tunisian trade policy on household welfare. We use the recently released household survey data in combination with estimated ... read more


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Southwest as the New Internal Migration Destination in Turkey

Ali Akarca and Aysit Tansel

Antalya and Muğla provinces located in southwestern Turkey have emerged as new magnets for internal migration in the country.  Socio-economic, demographic and labor market characteristics of immigrants coming to these ... read more


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Out of Pocket Education Expenditure and Household Budget: Evidence from Arab Countries

Reham Rizk and Hala Abou-Ali

The paper attempts to present a comparative study for patterns of household expenditure on education using different groups of population. The paper based its empirics on cross sectional evidence from ... read more


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Formal and Informal Social Protection in Iraq

Najat El Mekkaoui and Hillary Johnson

We study formal and informal insurance in Iraq using empirical data from a household survey. We study access to social security, health insurance, and retirement. Then, we examine the types ... read more


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Wage Differential between Urban and Rural Palestine: The Shadow of Palestinian- Israeli Conflict

Yousef Daoud and Belal Fallah

The objective of this paper is to explore the impact of Israel's development restrictions on average wages in area C, in Palestine. Utilizing an extensive labor force data, we show ... read more


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Does Infrastructure Mitigate the Effect of Urban Concentration on Poverty in Developing Countries?

Khalid Sekkat

The paper focuses on a poorly investigated issue, although highly challenging for developing countries, which is the nexus between urban concentration, poverty and infrastructure. A system of equations is estimated ... read more