Adjustments to Shocks and Labor Market Dynamics in Egypt: The Egypt New Labor Law 2004

The aim of this project is to find out why workers change jobs and what that means. The project assesses whether labor adjustments to shocks in Egypt in the presence of imperfect markets occur on the earnings or the mobility side of the market. It also finds out how and to what extent specific individual and job characteristics and labor market institutions influence worker flows. Additionally, this research also monitors the evolution of worker flows over the period of 1998-2012 and attempts to find the link between the implementation of the 2003 New Egyptian Labor Law and changes in the rate of job creation, job destruction or job switching.