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The Tunisian Labor Market in an Era of Transition

Ragui Assaad and Mongi Boughzala

Abstract

This book offers a comprehensive and deep examination of the key labor market issues in Tunisia, including the size, structure, and evolution of the labor force, employment and unemployment, wage formation, gender differences, education, and migration. Unemployment has been the most challenging issue for decades. Because it has been persistently high and particularly acute for youth, university graduates, and women, special attention is paid to youth and women in the labor market and to the structure, education, and evolution of the labor force. Despite the falling-off of its population growth ... More

Keywords: Labor force, employment, unemployment, wage formation, gender differences, lagging regions, education, migration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198799863
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198799863.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

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

Mongi Boughzala, editor
Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Tunis El Manar

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Contents

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1 The Composition of Labor Supply and Unemployment in Tunisia

Ragui Assaad, Samir Ghazouani, and Caroline Krafft

2 Labor Demand in Tunisia

Sofiane Ghali and Habib Zitouna

5 Women in the Tunisian Labor Market

Rim Ben Ayed Mouelhi and Mohamed Goaied

6 Gender and Labor Markets in Tunisia’s Lagging Regions

Lucia Hanmer, Edinaldo Tebaldi, and Dorte Verner

7 Marriage, Fertility, and Women’s Agency in Tunisia

Ragui Assaad, Samir Ghazouani, and Caroline Krafft

8 Education, Earnings, and Returns to Schooling in Tunisia

Imed Limam and Abdelwahab Ben Hafaiedh

9 Child Labor and Schooling

Mouez Soussi and Donia Smaali Bouhlila

10 Migration Patterns and Labor Market Outcomes

Anda David and Mohamed Ali Marouani

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