Youth Unemployment and the Determinants of Employability: Application to Tunisian Data

Aljane A

Published on: 2021-02-14

Abstract

This paper seeks to emphasize the factors that explain the participation of young people in the labour market in Tunisian context. The problem of youth unemployment is analysed, not only from the supply side where individual characteristics of active young people are determinant but also from the demand side where macroeconomic and institutional factors are important. Based on the Employment Survey data of 2010, the analysis allows us to understand the determinants of access to employment which turn to be the region of residence, the individual characteristics and the diploma. The results show that, beyond the structural determinants of unemployment of young graduates that turn to be related to the limits of the production system and its performance, the institutional factors are far from being negligible.