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Egypt - Labor Market Panel Survey, ELMPS 2006

Labor Market Panel Survey, ELMPS 2006

Study Type
Labor Market Panel Surveys [hh/LMPS]

Series Information
Economic Research Forum and Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics, since established, conducted a series of Egypt Labor Market Panel Surveys during the years 1988, 1998, and 2006.

ID Number
Version Description
----> Version 4.2 : V4.2 is a trimmed down version of the ELMPS 2006 dataset containing the original variables only.

In case the created variables are needed, they can be merged from the repeated cross section for 1988, 1998, 2006, and 2012 (elmps 2012 comptbl 88_12 v2.1.dta) disseminated with the ELMPS 2012 (www.erfdataportal.com) .

----> Version 4.1: V4.1 was publicly disseminated.

For more information on the differeces between V4.1 and V4.2, see the "Read Me 2006 v4.2.pdf" file available among the external resources.

Production Date
The Egypt Labor Market Panel Survey 2006 (ELMPS06) is the first full-fledged panel study of its scale in Egypt. This panel follows a nationally representative sample of 4,816 households visited in 1998, households that split from that sample, plus a refresher sample of 2,500 households. The total number of households reached in 2006 is 8,349. The ELMPS06 provides estimates of employment, unemployment and underemployment. The survey also collects information on job characteristics, mobility, and earnings. Collected data covers issues of household socio-economic characteristics, demographic characteristics, family enterprises and women’s status and work. A separate community level questionnaire has been administered to collect data on access to services and work opportunities in sampled localities. This report provides information on the different methodological issues related to the survey including sampling, questionnaire design, training of field staff, data collection, office review, and data entry.

Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]

Units of Analysis
1- Households.

2- Individuals.

The topics covered by the survey included:

(i) basic demographic and work characteristics,

(ii) the characteristics of employment, unemployment, and underemployment,

(iii) labor mobility,

(iv) the family enterprise (to study the characteristics of informal sector employment),

(v) women's work, and

(vi) earnings.

An additional module investigating the socio-economic status of the household. Moreover, the modules on the economic unit and earnings were significantly expanded to obtain more information on employment conditions and earnings of self-employed and other non-wage work in enterprises operated by the household.

Geographic Coverage
The sample was designed to provide estimates of the indicators at the national level, for urban and rural areas, and for all regions.

The survey covered a national sample of households and all individuals permanently residing in surveyed households.

Producers and Sponsors
Primary Investigator(s)
Economic Research Forum
Other Producer(s)
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics
Metadata Production
Metadata Produced By
Economic Rerearch ForumERF
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document Version
Version 1.0

DDI Document ID

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