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Egypt - Labor Market Panel Survey, ELMPS 2012

Overview
Identification
Country
Egypt
Title
Labor Market Panel Survey, ELMPS 2012

Study Type
Labor Market Panel Surveys [hh/LMPS]

Series Information
The Economic Research Forum (ERF) in cooperation with Egypt's Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) has carried out The Egypt Labor Market Panel Survey (ELMPS) during the years 1988, 1998, 2006, and 2012.

ID Number
EGY_ELMPS_2012_V2.1
Version
Version Description
----> V2.2: This version includes the following data files:

1) Cross-section (xs) data for 2012.

2) Repeated cross section for 1988, 1998, 2006, 2012

3) Panel data

----> V2.1: was publicly disseminated.

For more information on the differences between V2.1 and V2.2, see the "Read Me v2.2.pdf" file available among the external resources.

----> V1.0 - V1.4 were internal releases.

Production Date
2016-07
Overview
Abstract
The Egypt Labor Market Panel Survey, carried out by the Economic Research Forum (ERF) in cooperation with Egypt’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) since 1998, has become the mainstay of labor market and human resource development research in Egypt, being the first and most comprehensive source of publicly available micro data on the subject.

The 2012 round of the survey provides a unique opportunity to ascertain the impact of the momentous events accompanying the January 25th revolution on the Egyptian economy and labor market and on the lives of Egyptian workers and their families. The Egypt Labor Market Panel Survey of 2012 (ELMPS 2012) is the third round of this longitudinal survey, which was also carried out in 2006.

The ELMPS is a wide-ranging, nationally representative panel survey that covers topics such as parental background, education, housing, access to services, residential mobility, migration and remittances, time use, marriage patterns and costs, fertility, women’s decision making and empowerment, job dynamics, savings and borrowing behavior, the operation of household enterprises and farms, besides the usual focus on employment, unemployment and earnings in typical labor force surveys. In addition to the survey’s panel design, which permits the study of various phenomena over time, the survey also contains a large number of retrospective questions about the timing of major life events such as education, residential mobility, jobs, marriage and fertility. The survey provides detailed information about place of birth and subsequent residence, as well information about schools and colleges attended at various stages of an individual’s trajectory, which permit the individual records to be linked to information from other data sources about the geographic context in which the individual lived and the educational institutions s/he attended.

For more information, see the paper(s) cited in the "Citations" section: (Assaad, Ragui, and Caroline Krafft, 2013).

Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]

Units of Analysis
1- Households.

2- Individuals.

3- Enterprises.

Scope
Notes
The topics covered by the survey included:

Parental background, education, housing, access to services, residential mobility, migration and remittances, time use, marriage patterns and costs, fertility, women’s decision making and empowerment, job dynamics, savings and borrowing behavior, the operation of household enterprises and farms, besides the usual focus on employment, unemployment and earnings in typical labor force surveys.

In addition to the survey’s panel design, which permits the study of various phenomena over time, the survey also contains a large number of retrospective questions about the timing of major life events such as education, residential mobility, jobs, marriage and fertility. The survey provides detailed information about place of birth and subsequent residence, as well information about schools and colleges attended at various stages of an individual’s trajectory, which permit the individual records to be linked to information from other data sources about the geographic context in which the individual lived and the educational institutions s/he attended.

Topics
TopicVocabularyURI
Labor Force ERF
Unemployment ERF
Enterprises ERF
Migration & Remittances ERF
Education ERF
Social Protection (includes Pensions, Safety Nets, Social Funds) ERF
Earnings ERF
Empowerment ERF
Job dynamics ERF
Coverage
Geographic Coverage


















Region Rural or urban
Greater Cairo Both
Alexandria and Suez Canal Urban
Urban Lower Egypt Urban
Urban Upper Egypt Urban
Rural Lower Egypt Rural
Rural Upper Egypt Rural


Universe
The survey covered a national sample of households and all households members aged 6 and above. In addition to Enterprises operated by the household.

Producers and Sponsors
Primary Investigator(s)
NameAffiliation
Economic Research Forum
Other Producer(s)
NameAffiliationRole
Central Agency For Public Mobilization & Statistics
Metadata Production
Metadata Produced By
NameAbbreviationAffiliationRole
Economic Research ForumERF
Date of Metadata Production
2013-10
DDI Document Version
Version 2.1

DDI Document ID
EGY_ELMPS_2012_V2.1


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