New study on labour markets in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia

October 23, 2017
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The EU-funded Euro-Mediterranean Network For Economic Studies (EMNES) has published a new study on ‘Institutions and labour markets in the Southern Mediterranean countries – a survey of Egypt, Jordan, Morocco & Tunisia’. The study provides a survey of the institutional environment in which labour markets in the four countries are embedded.

The paper presents an overview of the main recent demographic and employment trends. It then provides a comprehensive analysis of those sections in the constitutions of the four countries and of the various labour laws and regulations that are relevant for employment and social justice.

In addition, the paper explores the role of informal institutions and practical norms in shaping the behaviour of employers and employees, and highlights the problem of the weak capacity of the state to enforce labour market rules.

EMNES is a network of partners and associate research institutions and think tanks working on the Mediterranean region. EMNES aims to provide a renewed vision for socio-economic development in the Mediterranean region, mainly focusing on job creation, social inclusion, and sustainable development, producing books, studies, scientific and policy papers.


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Countries covered:

  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia