Title: Do institutions matter for informal employment in Jordan, Egypt and Tunisia?

Authors: Asmaa Ezzat; Hanan Nazier; Racha Ramadan

Addresses: Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt ' Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt ' Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt

Abstract: The paper sheds light on the role of institutions, in addition to values and individual characteristics on the likelihood of being in informal employment in Jordan, Egypt and Tunisia. Using the labour market panel surveys of the three countries, in addition to the world value survey and the world governance indicators, we examine the determinants of informal employment. Our results show that education and values play an important role in the decision of being in informal employment. Moreover, institutions matter in the informality decision.

Keywords: informal employment; informal institutions; formal institutions; Egypt; Jordan; Tunisia.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEBR.2019.103094

International Journal of Economics and Business Research, 2019 Vol.18 No.4, pp.412 - 428

Available online: 11 Oct 2019 *

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