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Egypt - Labor Market Panel Survey, ELMPS 2018


"Each wave of the survey attempts to maintain consistency for the indicators measured in previous waves while adding additional modules and questions to examine new issues or allow more in-depth examination of existing issues. Accordingly, the 2018 wave devoted more attention to the measurement of the instability of employment, focusing in particular on job turnover among casual workers. It also provided more detailed information on health, gender role attitudes, food security, hazardous work, community infrastructure and the cost of housing. It incorporated specific questions on vulnerability, coping strategies and access to social safety net programs.

The 2018 wave has two primary questionnaires, a household questionnaire and an individual questionnaire. The modules in these two questionnaires are;

A) The household questionnaire includes; Statistical Identification; Tracking Splits, Individual Roster; Housing Information; Current Migrants; Transfers from Individuals; Other Sources of Income; Shocks and Coping; Household Non-Farm Activities; Agriculture Assets: Lands; Agriculture Assets: Livestock/Poultry; Agriculture Assets: Equipment; Agricultural Crops and Other Agricultural Income.

B) The individual questionnaire includes; Statistical Identification; Residential Mobility; Father's Characteristics; Mother's Characteristics; Siblings; Health; Education; Past Seven Days Subsistence & Domestic Work; Employment in the Past Seven Days; Unemployment; Employment in the Past Three Months; Characteristics of Main Job; Secondary Job; Labor Market History; Marriage; Fertility; Female Employment; Earnings; Earnings in Secondary Job; Return Migration; Information Technology; Savings & Borrowing and Attitudes.

They are for the most part the same as those in the previous waves of the survey with a few exceptions. The “tracking splits” module in the household questionnaire allows interviewers to ascertain whether the composition of the household has changed since the 2012 wave and inquire about new members present in the household as well as those who may have split to form new households. The “shocks and coping module” is also new in the 2018 wave and enquires about both idiosyncratic and community level shocks that the household may have been exposed to, household food security, and coping mechanisms that the household may have used to respond to shocks. The main changes in the individual questionnaire relative to the 2012 wave were a substantial expansion of the health module, a reconfiguration of the labor market history module to better capture past periods of non-employment7 and the addition of a module on attitudes." (Krafft, C., Assaad, R., and Rahman, K. ,2019)


ELMPS 2018 All individual questionnaire

ELMPS 2018 Household questionnaire English

ELMPS 2018 Individual questionnaire English

ELMPS 2018 questionnaire_Migration, Remmittances and Enterprises English

ELMPS 2018 questionnaire_Migration, Remmittances and Enterprises

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