The ADCR 2011: Employment And Vulnerability, Social Protection And The Crisis Of Arab Economic Reforms

01 May 2011
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The paper is structured as follow: the first section reviews the demographic challenges facing the region and labour market conditions through indicators such as labour participation rate, employment-to-population, and unemployment rates based on recent data by the ILO. The second section estimates the projected number and cost for the new jobs to be created under three different scenarios and discusses the macroeconomic constrains to a full-employment policy. Issues pertaining to social protection, vulnerability and the employment poverty nexus are discussed in the third and final part of this paper.

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