A Multilevel Analysis of the Unemployment in Egypt

TitleA Multilevel Analysis of the Unemployment in Egypt
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsBertoni, Eleonora, and Ricchiuti, Giorgio
Date Published2015///
InstitutionDISEI - Università degli Studi di Firenze Working Paper N. 23/2014
CityFirenze, Italy
Keywordsdiscrimination, Egypt, Egyptian Labor Market Panel Survey, gender, Multilevel Generalized Linear Mixed Model, unemployment

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.