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Title:Exchange rate dynamics and the skill structure of labor demand in Tunisian manufacturing industries
Authors:Zmami, Mourad
Ben-Salha, Ousama
Periodical:African Development Review (ISSN 1467-8268)
Geographic term:Tunisia
Subjects:exchange rates
skilled workers
External link:https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8268.12153
Abstract:This article provides empirical evidence on the effects of exchange rates movements on the demand for labor by skill in Tunisia. Using a panel of manufacturing industries from 1990 to 2010,?ndings suggest that only the demand for skilled labor positively responds to effective exchange rates depreciation. When the focus is shifted to bilateral exchange rates, it is shown that contrary to the USD/TND exchange rate, the EUR/TND exchange rate signi?cantly affects the demand for the skilled labor force. The disaggregation of industries according to the technological intensity reveals that the effects of exchange rates on the demand for skilled labor are more important in medium-high technology industries than in low technology industries. On the contrary, the effects on the demand for unskilled labor remain not signi?cant in the two categories of industries. Bibliogr., notes, sum. [Journal abstract]