Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/167706
Authors: 
Assaad, Ragui
Krafft, Caroline
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
GLO Discussion Paper 110
Abstract: 
Youth in Egypt hold rising aspirations for their adult lives, yet face an increasingly uncertain and protracted transition from school to work and thus into adulthood. This paper investigates how labor market insertion has been evolving over time in Egypt and how the nature of youth transitions relates to gender and social class. We demonstrate that youth today face poorer chances of transitioning into a good job than previous generations, despite large increases in educational attainment. Social class is playing an increasing role in determining the success of the transition from school to work in Egypt. Whether youth successfully make transitions to formal jobs, embark on such transitions and fail, or pursue a traditional route to adulthood depends on a complex and changing interaction between their own educational attainment and the resources of their families. In light of these findings, we discuss the policies that can help facilitate successful transitions for struggling youth in Egypt.
Subjects: 
Transition from school to work
Youth, Adulthood
Life course
Egypt
JEL: 
I24
J24
J45
J46
J62
O15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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