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Labour Demand During Transition in Hungary

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  • Gabor Korosi

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Transition from socialist to market economy brought drastic changes on the Hungarian labour market. Employment fell by 1.6m, i.e., by more than 25% during the past decade, while unemployment jumped from practically nil to over 14% within four years. This paper describes the changes in corporate labour demand resulting in this drop in aggregate employment, and gives an empirical analysis of the corporate labour demand during the transition period, based on a panel of medium-sized and large Hungarian firms.

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Paper provided by William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan in its series William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series with number 116.

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Date of creation: 01 Aug 1998
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Handle: RePEc:wdi:papers:1998-116

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Keywords: labour demand; firm in transition economy;

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  1. Polona Domadenik & Janez Prašnikar & Jan Svejnar, 2003. "Defensive and Strategic Restructuring of Firms during the Transition to a Market Economy," William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series 541, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan.
  2. Rizov, Marian, 2005. "Pull and push: individual farming in Hungary," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 30(1), pages 43-62, February.

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