Saudi Youth and The Labor Market

Olivier Arvisais is a university researcher at the University of Quebec at Montreal. He is currently doing an academic research on socials issues and labor market in Saudi Arabia. He want to know whether or not Saudis hold some prejudice with respect to certain kinds of jobs and whether most young Saudis prefer to remain unemployed, rather than to accept a manual labour job in the private sector or in the oil industry.

I really encourage every Saudi to participate in his survey by going to his website Saudi Identity . It is very short, and mostly Yes/No questions.

I think his research topic is really great and definitely touch upon very important social and economic problem in Saudi Arabia. Many Saudi youth grew up with the idea that working in a restaurant or any other manual jobs is shameful while the country suffer a dramatic increase in unemployment.

Anyway, it would be very interested to see  what Olivier would come up with from his research.  Please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts in the comment section.

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4 thoughts on “Saudi Youth and The Labor Market

  1. I wish Olivier all success, but I am concerned about the methodology. I just submitted my responses hoping to come against some sort of requirement to identify oneself as Saudi, and an impediment to repeat responses, and found neither.

    Obviously I am not a Saudi youth.

    If Olivier is reading here, this response should be discounted:

    Yes I do
    Yes I do
    No I don’t
    Yes I do

  2. Olivier Arvisais

    Thank you for your interest in the project.

    This website is a first draft to take the pulse of saudi public opinion on these issues. In a few months we plan to had on the same website a comprehensive survey to collect quantitative data. For now its the very first step to the project.

    Thank you.

  3. We do have a HUGE problem unfortunately, especially in the health sector where i work, i think the researcher should specify more further in his research.
    Thanks for sharing

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