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Labour supply, education and migration in south mediterranean countries

Policy challenges and options

Publié en juin 2019. Rédigé par Cinzia Alcidi, Nadzeya Laurentsyeva

The analysis of labour supply in South Mediterranean Countries indicates that only a package of long term policies can foster employment creation. The quality of education systems needs to be improved to deliver good employees for companies and, potentially, new entrepreneurs. Social security protection needs to be extended to the private sector to make it more attractive to workers and to reduce informality, whereby it strongly contributes to the endogenous creation of opportunities.


Institutional reform at the government level and in the market can significantly support this process. In the medium term, the combination of a growing population and low educational attainment with poor labour opportunities in the region, will only serve as a push factor and foster outflows of migrants...

Monday, June 3rd 2019
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