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Labor Market and Regional Differences in Unemployment in Albania


  • Hobdari, Bersant

    (CERGE-EI, Prague, Czech Republic)


This paper deals with one important problem that all transition economies, Albania included, are facing in the way of transforming their economies towards market oriented one, i.e. unemployment and regional differences in it. As elsewhere in transition countries, in Albania unemployment displays a regional pattern. In the paper several questions are addressed as, which is the evolution of unemployment and long-term unemployment, which role does the geographical position of regions play in unemployment differentials, which role does sectoral specialization of regions play in unemployment differentials, which path has long-term unemployment followed in regional level?

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  • Hobdari, Bersant, 1998. "Labor Market and Regional Differences in Unemployment in Albania," East European Series 53, Institute for Advanced Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:ihs:ihsrop:53

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    Cited by:

    1. Klarita Gërxhani & Arthur Schram, 2004. "Albanian Political-Economics: Albanian Political-Economics: Consequences of a Clan Culture," Development and Comp Systems 0404009, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Unemployment; Long-Term Unemployment; Regional Differentials;

    JEL classification:

    • J00 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - General
    • J58 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Public Policy
    • J30 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - General
    • J10 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - General


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