A new GLO Discussion Paper suggests that occupational mobility across generations is low in Egypt.
GLO Discussion Paper No. 1018, 2022
Getting stuck in the status quo ante: Evidence from the Egyptian Economy – Download PDF
by Doruka, Ömer Tuğsal & Pastore, Francesco
GLO Fellows Ömer Tuğsal Doruk & Francesco Pastore
Author Abstract: In this study, for the first time, to our knowledge, we use the propensity score matching algorithm to estimate the probability to remain ‘stuck in the status-quo ante’ across generations in Egypt. We use repeated cross-sectional data relative to a 20-year period from 1998 to 2018 to build transition matrices of intergenerational occupational mobility. The findings of the econometric analysis hint at a low degree of occupational mobility, with children of fathers in the agricultural sector or holding a blue- or white-collar job remaining linked to the profession of their fathers in most cases and experiencing only rarely upward mobility from agricultural to blue- and white-collar jobs.
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