Labor and Employment

Ibrahim Mohamed Abdalla, Mohammed A. Al-Waqf, Nasri Harb, Rafiq H. Hijazi, Taoufik Zoubeidi, CEIS, Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini and Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2010
Labor and Employment

Using data from a sample of 1,099 workers, this paper investigates the determinants of employment and wages for workers in the United Arab Emirates. The paper further examines the wage distribution and the decomposition of the wage gap between the public and the private sectors. Results ofthestudyareconsistentwiththeduallabourmarkettheoryandindicatethatthelabourmarketinthe United Arab Emirates is segmented based on sectors (public versus private) and types of workers (nationals versus non-nationals). The study concludes with a discussion of the implication of these findings for the effectiveness of labour and economic policy.

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