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Labor Market Dynamics in Romania During a Period of Economic Liberalization

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  • Benoit Dostie

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    (IEA, HEC Montréal)

  • David Sahn

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In this paper, we estimate a model of labor market dynamics among individuals in Romania using panel data for three years, 1994 to 1996.Our motivation is to gain insight into the functioning of the labor market and how workers are coping during this period of economic liberalization and transformation that began in 1990. Our models of labor market transitions for men and women examine changing movements in and out of employment, unemployment, and self-employment, and incorporate specific features of the Romanian labor market, such as the social safety net. We take into account demographic characteristics, state dependence, and individual unobserved heterogeneity by modeling the employment transitions with a dynamic mixed multinomial logit.

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Paper provided by HEC Montréal, Institut d'économie appliquée in its series Cahiers de recherche with number 06-17.

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Length: 41 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2006
Date of revision: Jun 2008
Handle: RePEc:iea:carech:0617

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  2. Carmen Pagés-Serra & Marco Stampini, 2007. "¿Sin formación no hay buenos empleos? Elementos de juicio sobre la relación entre la formación y la segmentación del mercado laboral," Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department 4562, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
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  4. Mihai Alexandru BOTEZATU, 2008. "Models For Labor Force Analysis," Journal of Information Systems & Operations Management, Romanian-American University, vol. 2(1), pages 169-178, July.
  5. Juravle, Daniel, 2013. "Consecințele migrației externe asupra pieței muncii din România
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