Political change and informality : evidence from the Arab Spring / Ahmed Elsayed (IZA), Jackline Wahba (University of Southampton and IZA) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserElsayed, Ahmed In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Wahba, Jackline In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, December 2017
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 11245
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This paper examines informality during the political and economic turmoil that accompanied the Arab Spring revolution in Egypt. The paper focuses on unprotected employment and the extent to which it changed by educational level right after the January Uprising of 2011. We find that over time and particularly after the revolution, informal employment has increased for both high- and low-educated workers however, through different paths: high educated were more likely to be stuck in informality, whilst low-educated formal workers were more likely to lose their contracts. The results suggest a high level of rigidity in the Egyptian labor market even in the wake of the Arab Spring.