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Middle East Today

Political Revolt and Youth Unemployment in Tunisia

Exploring the Education-Employment Mismatch

Authors: Schaefer, Isabel

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  • Investigates the skill mismatch between job offer and job demand on the Tunisian labour market and potential avenues for coping with it 
    Suggests that a reform of certain parts of the development system is needed in order to respond to the rapidly changing needs of the labour market
    Argues that the central factor for the current skill mismatch consist in the nature of the education system and offers suggested reforms

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This book discusses youth unemployment in post-revolutionary Tunisia, paying particular attention to the so-called skill mismatch. Youth unemployment was one of the major factors triggering the Tunisian revolution, and continues to be a central socio-economic challenge. The Tunisian labour market is marked by a strong increase of higher education graduates while the economic system is dominated by sectors mainly employing a less qualified labour force. This study investigates current labour market trends, and provides insights into the underlying causes of persisting high youth unemployment. The author argues that economic crisis, difficult political conditions since 2011, and inefficient labour market policies did not foster sufficient job creation, and that special attention needs to be paid to the educational causes of the skill mismatch in youth employment in future sustainable development models. 

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Isabel Schaefer is Lecturer at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, and Associated Senior Researcher at German Development Institute.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Political Revolt and Youth Unemployment in Tunisia
Book Subtitle
Exploring the Education-Employment Mismatch
Authors
Series Title
Middle East Today
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65085-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65085-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65084-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87947-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 109
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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