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FEMISE reports
Supported by the European Commission, the FEMISE network brings together more than 90 members (research institutes in economics). The association has three main objectives: to conduct socio-economic research and to issue recommendations / publish and disseminate this research / to work for the largest dissemination.

Feminization of occupations and its effect on gender wage gap in South Mediterranean Countries - 04/03/2019

Published in April 2019. Directed by Doaa M. Salman. The issue of gender equality in the labour market is an important one not only for the wider norm of fairness but also more specifically for economic development and the efficient utilization of (human) resources in the economy. For countries in middle levels of development,...

Refugees and hosting countries : integration models and cooperation policy options - 03/01/2019

Published in March 2019. Directed by Marco Zupi and Alberto Mazzali. Economic exclusion, as the lack of participation to the production and consumption processes as well as of income distribution processes, is a central component of multidimensional social exclusion, the complex combination of processes depriving individuals...

Morocco and Tunisia in Global Value Chains: focus on business services as innovation drivers - 02/06/2019

February 2019. Directed by José A. Camacho. International trade increasingly involves the exchange of services and goods that are used in production process to generate intermediate inputs and final products to be shipped all over the world. According to the OECD, about 60% of international trade is related to intermediate...

Early childhood development and inequality of opportunities in the Mediterranean - 01/16/2019

January 2019. Directed by Touhami Abdelkhalek Abstract:  Early childhood is the most important time for human development. However, countries tend to under-invest in this stage of development, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Children are facing unequal opportunities to develop because of the...

Effects of Syrian Refugees on Labor Markets of Host Middle Eastern and European Countries - 01/02/2019

January 2019. Directed by Roby Nathanson and Khalid Sekkat. Due to the ongoing Syrian civil war, between 2011 and 2016 about 5.1 million Syrian have been externally displaced. Most of the displaced Syrians initially arrived to Middle Eastern countries. Turkey hosts more Syrian refugees than any other country with an estimated...

The Effects of Syrian Refugees on the Labor Markets of Host Middle Eastern and European Countries - 05/16/2018

Published in May 2018. Written by Roby Nathanson and Khalid Sekka Since 2011, over 5.3 million refugees made their way from Syria to hos ng Middle Eastern end European countries. Middle Eastern countries that absorbed the majo- rity of refugees are Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan...