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Female employment in MENA's manufacturing sector: the implications of firm-related and national factorsEconomic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has realised significant advances toward improving women’s well-being and social status over the last few decades. However, women’s employment rate in the MENA region remains one of the lowest in the world.DocumentEconomic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015Do flexible labour market regulations reduce informal employment? This paper examines the effects of changes in labour regulations on the incidence of formal employment. Using the case of Egypt, it studies the effects of the introduction of more flexible labour regulations in 2003, allowing employers to fire workers, on the incidence of formal employment.DocumentEconomic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015This paper investigates the pattern of wages and wage inequality in Egypt over the period 1988-2012, a time of substantial economic and political changes, including the recent global financial crises and the January 25th 2011 revolution.DocumentEconomic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015Evidence points that informal employment in Egypt is a permanent phenomenon, rather than being in a transitory stage. It accounts for about 75% of new entrants to the labor market between 2000 and 2005. About half of the women engaged in the labor market are informally employed.DocumentEconomic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015Fear over the perceived breakdown of the institution of marriage plagues many Egyptian policy-makers and members of the public. This study examines the trajectory of marriage behaviours in three nationally-representative surveys spanning the period 1998 to 2012 to determine whether this fear is justified.DocumentEconomic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015This study uses a set of dates on unemployment, employment, mobility, marriage, and birth, from the 2006 and 2012 rounds of the Egyptian Labor Market Panel Survey, to construct a cross-section of first-unemployment spells, and to measure selected individual-specific attributes (age, residency, cohort, and marital status) at the time of the spell.DocumentEconomic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015This paper examines the reasons for the persistently low participation of women in the Egyptian labor market over time and across the different economic sectors, using the Egypt Labor Market Panel Survey (ELMPS) 2012. This panel dataset allows for an examination of the period leading up to and including the revolution, as it covers three different points in time: 1998, 2006 and 2012.DocumentObserver Research Foundation, New Delhi, 2014Can India achieve its goal of becoming the next superpower without empowering women? While India is poised to become a powerful global player in the coming years, the paper argues that India is one of the worst places in the world to be a woman.DocumentEconomic Research Forum, Egypt, 2011The relationship between real wages and unemployment rates has long been studied in economics. This paper examines the Turkish wage curve using individual data from the Household Labour Force Survey for 26 Turkish regions over the period 2005–2008.DocumentInternational Initiative for Impact Evaluation, 2012Female labour force participation and early childhood development are two key policy areas facing developing country governments. A number of countries have turned to either opening or subsidising day care to promote labour force participation through relieving one of the most pressing constraints faced by working parents, i.e. access to reliable and affordable childcare.