Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/51595
Authors: 
Stampini, Marco
Verdier-Chouchane, Audrey
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5611
Abstract: 
This paper analyzes the dynamics of the youth labor market in Tunisia using unique labor force survey data from 2005 to 2007 that include a longitudinal component. It first shows that sustained economic growth will reduce youth unemployment over the next few years. Second, forecasts indicate that the growth of private sector services has the highest potential to reduce youth unemployment. Third, the analysis of labor market characteristics reveals that young graduates experience long unemployment as they cue for high-skill jobs. Moreover, the public sector remains the main provider of employment opportunities for many graduates, in particular for women.
Subjects: 
labor market
unemployment
youth
Tunisia
JEL: 
J21
J64
J68
J71
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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