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Labor Market Developments in Albania: An Analytical Overview


  • Elida Cuka
  • Harry Papapanagos
  • Natasha Polo
  • Peter Sanfey


Rising unemployment and falling living standards are two of the main problems facing policymakers in economies in transition. The case of Albania is distinctive, because high unemployment has been associated with a very large private sector and by far the greatest scale of temporary emigration compared with other transition countries in Europe. The authors develop a model that characterizes the path of unemployment in the presence of temporary emigration. They analyze the emigration decision and the factors that affect registered unemployment emigration, and highlight how changes in flow probabilities between sectors affect the time paths of registered unemployment and emigration. Copyright Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2003.

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  • Elida Cuka & Harry Papapanagos & Natasha Polo & Peter Sanfey, 2003. "Labor Market Developments in Albania: An Analytical Overview," Review of Development Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 7(2), pages 217-227, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:rdevec:v:7:y:2003:i:2:p:217-227

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    Cited by:

    1. Matloob Piracha & Florin Vadean, 2009. "Return Migration and Occupational Choice," Studies in Economics 0905, School of Economics, University of Kent.
    2. Genti Hashorva & Erjon Luci & Marta Muco & Peter Sanfey, 2004. "Private Sector and Labour Market Developments in Albania: Formal versus Informal," wiiw Balkan Observatory Working Papers 39, The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, wiiw.

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