A Multilevel Analysis of the Unemployment in Egypt
DISEI - Università degli Studi di Firenze Working Paper N. 23/2014
17 Pages Posted: 30 Mar 2015
Date Written: March 28, 2015
Despite its recent economic development, Egypt employment inequalities among gender and between different age cohorts are still an unresolved issue. In this work we apply a Multilevel Generalized Linear Mixed Model to the Egyptian Labor Market Panel Survey 2006 (ELMPS 2006) and 2012 (ELMPS 2012). By exploiting the hierarchical structure of the survey data, we investigate how the interplay between individual characteristics and regional context conditions Egyptians' individual probability of being unemployed. Moreover, we attempt to check if and how these same characteristics have changed between 2006 and 2012, that is, before and after the 2008 global financial crisis and the 2011 Revolution of the Arab world.
Keywords: Multilevel Generalized Linear Mixed Model; Unemployment probability; Egypt
JEL Classification: J01, C19, O1
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