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The effect of emigration on unemployment: Evidence from the Central and Eastern European EU member states

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  • Yana Pryymachenko

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    (Department of Economics, Lund University)

  • Klas Fregert

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    (Department of Economics, Lund University)

  • Fredrik N. G. Andersson

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    (Department of Economics, Lund University)

Abstract

This paper contributes to the scant empirical literature on the effects of emigration on source countries' labour markets. Using a novel dataset by Brücker et al. (2009), we find that emigration from the Central and Eastern European (CEE) members of EU during the period 2000 to 2007 has contributed significantly to the decline in unemployment in these countries.

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Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 33 (2013)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 2692-2697

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-13-00345

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Keywords: emigration; unemployment; Central and Eastern Europe;

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  1. Kahanec, Martin & Kureková, Lucia Mytna, 2014. "Did Post-Enlargement Labor Mobility Help the EU to Adjust During the Great Recession? The Case of Slovakia," IZA Discussion Papers 8249, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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