Does Palestinian Labor Law Hurt Employment Possibilities For Palestinian Youth?

Author(s): 
Edward Sayre and Mary Kraetsch
Organization/Affiliation(s): 
Middle East Youth Initiative
Resource Type: 
Publication Date: 
Apr, 2011

This policy outlook considers the implications of the Palestinian Labor Law on unemployment duration for young Palestinians in the labor market, and suggests alternative choices for policymakers in the Palestinian Territories seeking to shorten youth unemployment duration. In this regard, easing school-to-work transitions for Palestinian youth may require reforms that both loosen labor market restrictions while simultaneously providing workers with alternative forms of social protection.

Topic: 
Workforce Development
Regions: 
Middle East & North Africa
Tags: 
Governance & Policy
Economic Empowerment
Market Development
Unemployment
Youth
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