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Getting stuck in the status quo ante: Evidence from the Egyptian Economy

Ömer Tuğsal Doruka and Francesco Pastore

No 1018, GLO Discussion Paper Series from Global Labor Organization (GLO)

Abstract: In this study, for the first time, to our knowledge, we use the propensity score matching algorithm to estimate the probability to remain 'stuck in the status-quo ante' across generations in Egypt. We use repeated cross-sectional data relative to a 20-year period from 1998 to 2018 to build transition matrices of intergenerational occupational mobility. The findings of the econometric analysis hint at a low degree of occupational mobility, with children of fathers in the agricultural sector or holding a blue- or white-collar job remaining linked to the profession of their fathers in most cases and experiencing only rarely upward mobility from agricultural to blue- and white-collar jobs.

Keywords: Intergenerational occupational mobility; Status quo bias; Propensity score matching; Egypt (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C35 D64 J24 J62 L16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-afr, nep-ara, nep-his and nep-lab
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