Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/58500
Authors: 
Binzel, Christine
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6139
Abstract: 
This paper studies how the gradual suspension of an employment guarantee scheme for secondary and post-secondary graduates has affected intergenerational mobility across well-educated cohorts in Egypt. The empirical results support suggestive evidence in the Middle East of a decline in social mobility among the increasingly well-educated youth. The results further indicate that unequal opportunities are due to difficulties in attaining high-level occupations in the formal private sector for graduates from a lower socio-economic background, and that personal connections may play a decisive role. Thus, aside from credit market imperfections, labor market constraints may be important in explaining low social mobility.
Subjects: 
intergenerational mobility
Islamic revival
schooling
labor market
JEL: 
J62
J24
O10
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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