Social security coverage of young workers in Arab countries is low – in part because many are employed in informal jobs; and in part because they do not see the value of the system. This column reports survey evidence on young workers’ attitudes towards participation in both social security and politics. It also explores policy reforms that might make access to social security universal for young workers.
Walid MerouaniCentre de Recherche en Economie Appliquée pour le Développement (ALGERIE)
Merouani is currently is a permanent researcher at the Center for Research in Applied Economic for Development where he is the head of the team working on ‘Economics of Social Security’. Merouani is also an associate researcher in the Centre for Research in Economic and Management (CREM-CNRS, France).