ERF has made substantial investments in collecting Labor Market Panel Surveys and has made these data sets publicly available to researchers through the ERF data portal. Capitalizing on the datasets currently available online from three waves of the Egypt Labor Market Panel Survey (ELMPS) carried out in 1998, 2006 and 2012 and one wave of the Jordan Labor Market Panel Survey (JLMPS) carried out in 2010, we encourage researchers to use this valuable data resource to enhance our understanding of a variety of labor market challenges and issues relevant to the region.
Besides their panel structure, these surveys also contain extensive retrospective data on residential mobility; including international migration, educational trajectories, job changes and labor market dynamics, marital unions and fertility. They also include modules on parental characteristics for all household members, detailed employment characteristics, domestic work, current and return migration, savings and borrowing behavior, housing conditions and ownership of durable goods, household enterprises and farms, earned and unearned income, marriage patterns and costs, and agency and decision-making.
Researchers are invited to submit original research proposals to address any research question which requires the use of the Labor Market Panel Surveys data available. To find out more about these surveys, please visit the ERF data portal on www.erfdataportal.com
to check the documentation of each survey and eventually, submit a request to access the micro data.
For information on guidelines for submissions, eligibility, selection criteria, and approval process please visit the below website.