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Gender Discrimination in the Tunisian Labor Market: The Youth Crisis

Amara Mohamed (), Wajih Khallouli and Faycel Zidi

No 1263, Working Papers from Economic Research Forum

Abstract: This paper combines micro-level and macro-level approaches into a unified empirical design to understand the gender gap in Tunisian labor market participation. We use a multilevel propensity score matching analysis in order to reduce selection bias by accounting for the random effects across areas in a hierarchical data structure. Our empirical evidence suggests that despite the admirable progresses in women’s rights and human capital in Tunisia, labor force participation rates are still higher for men than for women. This discrepancy between men and women in their labor market force participation generates a per capita income loss of 20 per cent.

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Date: 2018-02-07, Revised 2018-02-07
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