Inequality of opportunity and (unequal) opportunities in the youth labour market: How is the Arab world different?

Using the recent school-to-work transition surveys for Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia, the Technical Brief address the unique phenomenon in the Middle East and North Africa region of disproportionately high levels of unemployment among educated young people.

The focus of the Technical Brief is on assessing to what extent high graduate unemployment is related to inequality of opportunity or rather to deeper structural characteristics that create mismatch between the skills demanded in the market and those supplied by labour market entrants.