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The Gap between Educational & Social Intergenerational Mobility in Arab Countries

Driouchi, Ahmed and Gamar, Alae (2016): The Gap between Educational & Social Intergenerational Mobility in Arab Countries.

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Abstract

Abstract: With a high rate of unemployment in most Arab countries, this paper investigates the relationship between social and educational mobility. World Bank databases on income and unemployment rates are used for the assessment of both types of mobility. The attained results show that Arab countries are facing large discrepancies between education trends and income mobility. Eastern and Central European countries, with similar economic trends, show also similar patterns of mobility. While the literature review reports the pervasive nature of such phenomenon, Arab countries need adequate policies to overcome the likely negative impacts from the low economic and high education mobility.

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