The Composition of Labor Supply and Unemployment in Tunisia
Economic Research Forum, Working Paper No. 1150 (2017)
40 Pages Posted: 28 Jun 2021
Date Written: June 16, 2017
This paper examines labor supply in Tunisia in relation to key demographic characteristics such as age, sex, educational attainment, and residence. It also reviews unemployment in Tunisia over time and examines its demographic and educational patterns. The analysis is primarily based on data from the first wave of the Tunisia Labor Market Panel Survey carried out in 2014 (TLMPS 2014), but also uses data from the Tunisian National Survey of Population and Employment (ENPE) and other sources to examine the evolution of labor supply and unemployment over time. We identify important developments in the labor market relating to the youth bulge and the explosive growth of educational attainment in Tunisia in recent years.
Keywords: Labor force participation, unemployment, employment, under-employment, education, population growth, Tunisia
JEL Classification: J1
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