5. KEY FACTORS AFFECTING UNEMPLOYMENT IN THE ARAB WORLD

Ahmed Salama – Oláh Judit

Received: 19. November 2019, Reviewed: 28. December 2019, Accepted: 30. December 2019


Abstract

This paper aims to study the factors that determine unemployment in the Arab world. The study utilizes the panel regression method for the time series period from 2000 to 2016. The study tested the impact of many variables on unemployment such as macroeconomics variables, educational variables, labour market variables and besides studying the impact of economic freedom and the financial crisis of 2008. The results show that economic freedom has negative and significant relationships with total unemployment, the male and female unemployment as well. The impact of 2008 financial crisis on total unemployment appeared to have no significant impact on total unemployment.

Key words

Unemployment, key factors, the Arab world

DOI: 10.33382/cejllpm.2019.03.05

JEL classification: E24, J24, R23



How to cite

Salama, A., Oláh, J. (2019). Key factors affecting unemployment in the Arab world. Central European Journal of Labour Law and Personnel Management, 2 (2), 60-72. doi: 10.33382/cejllpm.2019.03.05