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The Egyptian Labor Market in an Era of Revolution

Ragui Assaad and Caroline Krafft


The book is about labor market conditions in Egypt in the aftermath of the Arab uprisings. The text analyzes the results of the latest round of the Egypt Labor Market Panel Survey carried out in early 2012. The chapters of the book cover topics that are essential to understanding the conditions leading to the Egyptian revolution of January 25th 2011, including the persistence of high youth unemployment, labor market segmentation and rigidity, growing informality, and the declining role of the state as an employer. The book contains the first research on the impact of the revolution and the ens ... More

Keywords: Egypt, Middle East, North Africa, labor markets, labor economics, Arab Spring

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198737254
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737254.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ragui Assaad, editor
Professor of Planning and Public Affairs, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

Caroline Krafft, editor
PhD Candidate, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota