Change and Continuity in School-to-Work Transitions of Young People in the MENA Countries
This paper addresses these questions taking stock of the international comparative project ‘SAHWA. Researching Arab Mediterranean Youth: Towards a New Social Contract’. The study focuses on the experiences, views and prospects of young people in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon. It combines a representative survey in each of the 5 countries and a wide range of ethnographic studies in different social spaces conducted in 2015. The paper will analyze the differences in youth transitions among the countries, given their different economic, political and social context, as well as will highlight the common trends in the region. The examination of the inequalities in the school to work transitions will take into consideration their entanglement with family and housing transitions and wider identity formation processes.