Labor market in Palestine

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Title: Labor market in Palestine
Author: Razia, Alaa
Abstract: In this article I analyze the labor market in the West Bank and Gaza Strip during the period following the Al -Aqsa Intifada 2000 - 2008 , and estimate the influence of changes in the rate of unemployment and daily wages on the labor force participation rate in both territories . This study estimated labor force participation rate functions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip by using regression analysis . It was found that the discouraged workers’ effect dominated the added workers’ effect in both the West Bank and Gaza labor force . Also , it was found that the daily wage had no statistical influence on the participation rate in West Bank . That can be explained by the political situation in that territory represented by the frequent curfews and numerous Israeli check points , which restrict labor mobility and hence , participation . However , the daily wages had the expected sign but only that for the Gaza Strip was statistically significant . So to combat the phenomenon of widespread unemployment in the Palestinian territories should create economic policies by implementing measures to improve the investment environment , and encourage the private sector to play a more active role in the region .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /46343
Date: 2009-12


Labor market in Palestine. Master's thesis, Texas Tech University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /46343 .

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