The Tunisian Labor Market in an Era of Transition

ISBN : 9780198799863

Ragui Assaad; Mongi Boughzala
384 ページ
156 x 234 mm

The Tunisian Labor Market in an Era of Transition is a comprehensive examination of the central labor market issues facing this key Arab country. It includes contributions on the size, structure, and evolution of the labor force, the characteristics of labor demand, employment policies and regulations, and unemployment. Further chapters explore the wage formation process, gender differences in the labor market, the returns to education, child labor and schooling, and the trends and patterns of international migration from Tunisia. The Tunisian Labor Market in an Era of Transition is an essential reference on how youth employment, gender disparities, and informality contributed to political and social unrest in North African societies, and on the effect of migration flows from North Africa to Europe.


1 Ragui Assaad, Samir Ghazouani, and Caroline Krafft: The Composition of Labor Supply and Unemployment in Tunisi
2 Sofiane Ghali and Habib Zitouna: Labor Demand in Tunisia: Size, Structure, and Determinants
3 Mongi Boughzala: Employment and the Functioning of the Labor Market
4 Ines Bouassida and Abdel-Rahmen El Lahga: Public-Private Wage Disparities, Employment, and Labor Market Segmentation in Tunisia
5 Rim Ben Ayed Mouelhi and Mohamed Goaied: Women in the Tunisian Labor Market
6 Lucia Hanmer, Edinaldo Tebaldi, and Dorte Verner: Gender and Labor Markets in Tunisia's Lagging Regions
7 Ragui Assaad, Samir Ghazouani, and Caroline Krafft: Marriage, Fertility, and Women's Agency in Tunisia
8 Imed Limam, and Abdelwahab Ben Hafaiedh: Education, Earnings, and Returns to Schooling in Tunisia
9 Mouez Soussi and Donia Smaali Bouhlila: Child Labour and Schooling
10 Anda David and Mohamed Ali Marouani: Migration Patterns and Labor Market Outcomes


Ragui Assaad is a professor at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, where he chairs the Global Policy area and co-chairs the Master of Development Practice program. He has been a Research Fellow of the Economic Research Forum (ERF) since 1994 and currently serves as its thematic leader for Labor and Human Resource Development and as a member of its board of trustees. His current research focuses on education and labor markets in the Arab World. ; Mongi Boughzala is a professor of economics at the University of Tunis El-Manar, where he chaired the Department of Economics and then served as the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business administration. His main professional interests are in macroeconomic policy, public economics, monetery economics, and labor economics. He has been a research fellow and member of the board of trustees of the Economic Research Forum and an active and board member of the FEMISE mediterranean economic research network.