COVID-19 Exacerbated Occupational Vulnerabilities in Morocco and Tunisia

April 7, 2023
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The lockdowns and social distancing measures introduced in response to the emergence of COVID-19 have reduced economic activity and affected the demand and supply of labour worldwide. This policy paper assesses the impacts on workers’ job outcomes in Morocco and Tunisia from February 2020 to July 2021. Using data from ERF COVID-19 MENA Monitors, Shireen AlAzzawi and Vladimir Hlasny estimate the job transitions of vulnerable workers, including youths and women and confirm that the COVID-19 regime stringency negatively affected employment and labour participation of most groups of workers, particularly youths.

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