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Title: Impact of labor market reforms on informality in Egypt
Authors: Wahba, Jackline
Keywords: LABOUR LAW
PRIVATE SECTOR
ECONOMIC REFORM
PUBLIC SECTOR
LABOUR MARKET
FORMAL SECTOR
INFORMAL SECTOR
EMPLOYMENT POLICY
EGYPT
Date: 2009
Publisher: Population Council, Cairo, EG
Series/Report no.: Gender and work in the MENA region working paper series : job quality and labor market dynamics; no. 3
Abstract: This paper examines the effect of the new labor law of 2003, which provides flexibility in the hiring and firing procedures since labor market inflexibility was seen as one of the obstacles to job creation in Egypt. The analysis focuses on the effect of the new law on formal employment (jobs with contracts) in the private non-agricultural regular waged sector. The findings suggest that the new law has had a positive impact on those who were employed in 1998 in the private non-agricultural sector and in the private non-agricultural waged sector. However, the effect was not significant for new entrants to the labor market looking for first jobs.
Project Number: 104421
Project Title: Poverty, Job Quality and Labor Market Dynamics in the Middle East and North Africa
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