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Internal labour market mobility in 2005–2014 in Latvia: the micro data approach

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  • Ludmila Fadejeva

    (Monetary Policy Department, Monetary Research and Forecasting Division, Bank of Latvia)

  • Ieva Opmane

    (Monetary Policy Department, Macroeconomic Analysis Division, Bank of Latvia)

Abstract

Based on labour force survey micro data for 2005–2014 this research evaluates labour market internal mobility in Latvia comparing periods before, during and after the crisis. We also provide the comparison of Latvia’s situation with other euro area countries, which is of particular interest since labour flow statistics for Latvia are not present in major reports on the European labour market. Labour flow estimates and the survival analysis indicate that labour market in Latvia is internally mobile; it accelerated economic recovery after the crisis and is enhancing Latvia’s ability to adjust quickly to internal and external shocks. The flexibility of contract options and working hours, serve as a labour market mobility boosting mechanism. The survival analysis indicates that the flows from/to employment to/from unemployment in Latvia are determined by the characteristics of particular worker groups and the performance of particular sectors of the economy.

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  • Ludmila Fadejeva & Ieva Opmane, 2016. "Internal labour market mobility in 2005–2014 in Latvia: the micro data approach," Baltic Journal of Economics, Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies, vol. 16(2), pages 152-174.
  • Handle: RePEc:bic:journl:v:16:y:2016:i:2:p:152-174
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    Keywords

    Labour mobility; labour demand; unemployment; labour force survey;
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    JEL classification:

    • J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
    • J62 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Job, Occupational and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion
    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search

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