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The Czech Labour Market: Historical, Structural and Policy Perspectives


  • Jiří Večerník


A proper picture of the Czech labour market emerges by focusing on its nuanced details from various perspectives. First we focus on the specific phases of the labour market as it developed in the 1990s. Second, we observe the changing composition of the labour force and labour mobility. Third, we examine the vulnerable categories of people. Policies, active labour market policies in particular, are described in the fourth section. Fifthly, we analyse the flexibility of the labour market in its various forms. In conclusion, several questions regarding the future of the Czech labour market are raised: predominant montage character of the Czech economy and labour force, weak work commitment, growing differentiation of the labour market and a weak legal and institutional environment of business and employment.

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  • Jiří Večerník, 2007. "The Czech Labour Market: Historical, Structural and Policy Perspectives," Prague Economic Papers, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2007(3), pages 220-236.
  • Handle: RePEc:prg:jnlpep:v:2007:y:2007:i:3:id:306:p:220-236

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    labour market; Czech Republic; labour force; employment policy;

    JEL classification:

    • J4 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets
    • J6 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers


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