In this brief, three aspects of female youth’s disadvantage in the labor market are analyzed: low labor force participation, high unemployment, and concentration in the public sector. These issues are closely interrelated and can be addressed through a set of policies that promote family-friendly employment conditions and the formalization of the private sector. The establishment of job search services for female youth is also critical to addressing the gender gap in unemployment.
Sieverding, Maia. 2012. "Female disadvantage in the Egyptian labor market: A youth perspective," Survey of Young People in Egypt Policy Brief no. 4. Cairo: Population Council.
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