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[IWS] AfDB: LABOUR MARKET REFORMS IN POST-TRANSITION NORTH AFRICA: ECONOMIC BRIEF [19 March 2014]
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Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor---------------------- Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau
African Development Bank (AfDB)
ECONOMIC BRIEF: LABOUR MARKET REFORMS IN POST-TRANSITION NORTH AFRICA [19 March 2014]
[full-text, 20 pages]
• North African countries’ labour market policies have produced a dual labour market, characterised by vast inequalities between formal and informal sector workers and between large and small firms.
• During the course of the recent crises that have struck the region, government policies for mitigating their impacts have led to a widening of group inequalities and in the weakening of already vulnerable groups.
• The growing divide between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’, in a difficult environment characterised by rising living costs, heavy job destruction and increasingly binding constraints on job creation and new enterprise formation, was the main cause of the Arab Spring.
• The region is now at a crossroads where it needs to strike the right balance between supporting private sector development and the creation of new jobs, and protecting existing jobs and current workers.
• This Brief provides an overview of the main issues that policymakers should consider when formulating labour market policies in the aftermath of the Arab Spring.
A | Labour market trends in North Africa p.2
B | Recent crises, labour market impacts and the making of the Arab Spring p.9
C | Labour market reforms: the road ahead p.11
ANNEX A p.16
ANNEX B p.18
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