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Structural Change and Unemployment in Central and Eastern Europe: Some Key Issues

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  • Burda, Michael C

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Labour markets in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) will be a key vehicle for the expression and reallocation of skills and talents in the transformation process. To a large extent, the emergence of unemployment is an indicator of this restructuring and reallocation. This paper surveys some of the issues involved in the rise of CEE unemployment as well as the policy options available for dealing with it. Specifically, the paper looks at reallocation of human resources across industries, occupations, space, and labour market states. The matching function is proposed as one possible device for summarizing and studying these developments. The paper briefly evaluates current labour market policies in the CEE economies in this light.

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  • Burda, Michael C, 1994. "Structural Change and Unemployment in Central and Eastern Europe: Some Key Issues," CEPR Discussion Papers 977, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  • Handle: RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:977
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    Cited by:

    1. Denizer, Cevdet, 1997. "Stabilization, adjustment, and growth prospects in transition economies," Policy Research Working Paper Series 1855, The World Bank.
    2. Wladimir Andreff, 2004. "Would a Second Transition Stage Prolong the Initial Period of Post-socialist Economic Transformation into Market Capitalism?," European Journal of Comparative Economics, Cattaneo University (LIUC), vol. 1(1), pages 7-31, June.
    3. Jean-François Nivet, 1997. "Comportement des employés et restructuration des entreprises d'Etat en Europe centrale," Revue Économique, Programme National Persée, vol. 48(1), pages 75-91.
    4. Olivier Bouin & Irena Grosfeld, 1995. "Crédibilité des réformes et ajustement des entreprises en Pologne et en République tchèque," Revue Économique, Programme National Persée, vol. 46(3), pages 775-786.

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    Keywords

    Central and Eastern Europe; Labour Markets; Transformation; Unemployment;

    JEL classification:

    • J20 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - General
    • J60 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - General
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration

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