Labor exports from Palestine to Israel: a boon or bane for the West Bank economy

Palestinian employment in Israel has benefited for a long time both Palestinian and Israeli economies. However, this win-win situation is hampered by the tight security-related restrictions introduced by Israel in the 1990s. Assuming that in a final settlement of the conflict those restrictions will be reduced, this paper uses a CGE framework including a new and comprehensive database to assess the effects of restoring the Palestinian employment in Israel to its pre-intifada level. The results show a strong reduction in Palestinian unemployment, strong welfare improvements for households and substantial changes in the composition of the labor force in the domestic labor market. Acknowledgement :


Issue Date:
2018-07
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
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https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/277252
Language:
English
JEL Codes:
E24; D58; F51; E16




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