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Labor Market Performance in Transition
			: The Experience of Central and Eastern European Countries

Labor Market Performance in Transition : The Experience of Central and Eastern European Countries »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Philippe Egoume Bossogo , Jerald Schiff , Miho Ihara , Tetsuya Konuki , and Kornelia Krajnyak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 July 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589064690.084

ISBN: 9781589064690

Keywords: unemployment, employment, labor market, unemployment rates, unemployed

More than a decade after the start of the transition process, unemployment rates remain in the double digits in a number of Central and Eastern European countries. That unemployment rates have failed to decline, ev...

Challenges to the Swedish Welfare State

Challenges to the Swedish Welfare State »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Desmond Lachman , Ramana Ramaswamy , J. Green , Robert Hagemann , and Adam Bennett

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557754868.084

ISBN: 9781557754868

Keywords: pension, export prices, unemployment, labor market, recession

Sweden's economy in the early 1990s has been characterized by a deep recession, high unemployment, a ballooning public sector budgete deficit, and a decline in the value of the currency- developments that have rais...

I Overview

I Overview »

Source: Labor Market Performance in Transition : The Experience of Central and Eastern European Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Philippe Egoume Bossogo , Jerald Schiff , Miho Ihara , Tetsuya Konuki , and Kornelia Krajnyak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 July 2006

ISBN: 9781589064690

Keywords: unemployment, employment, labor market, unemployment rates, unemployed

More than a decade after the start of transition, the unemployment rate remains in double digits in a number of Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries. After a period of gradual decline, unemployment h...

II Labor Market Developments in Transition: The Stylized Facts

II Labor Market Developments in Transition: The Stylized Facts »

Source: Labor Market Performance in Transition : The Experience of Central and Eastern European Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Philippe Egoume Bossogo , Jerald Schiff , Miho Ihara , Tetsuya Konuki , and Kornelia Krajnyak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 July 2006

ISBN: 9781589064690

Keywords: unemployment, employment, labor market, unemployment rates, unemployed

Transition economies all experienced an initial sharp contraction in output. According to official data, output declined sharply over the period 1988–93, and pretransition levels of GDP were typically not ac...

III Labor Markets in Transition: An Econometric Analysis

III Labor Markets in Transition: An Econometric Analysis »

Source: Labor Market Performance in Transition : The Experience of Central and Eastern European Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Philippe Egoume Bossogo , Jerald Schiff , Miho Ihara , Tetsuya Konuki , and Kornelia Krajnyak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 July 2006

ISBN: 9781589064690

Keywords: unemployment, employment, labor market, unemployment rates, unemployed

After a review of the main stylized facts, this section undertakes a systematic quantitative analysis of transition countries’ labor market experience to help draw policy conclusions. A...

IV Understanding Persistent Regional Disparities in Unemployment

IV Understanding Persistent Regional Disparities in Unemployment »

Source: Labor Market Performance in Transition : The Experience of Central and Eastern European Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Philippe Egoume Bossogo , Jerald Schiff , Miho Ihara , Tetsuya Konuki , and Kornelia Krajnyak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 July 2006

ISBN: 9781589064690

Keywords: unemployment, employment, labor market, unemployment rates, unemployed

Labor market performance not only varies across transition countries, but also across regions within a country, and such regional differences are substantial. Differences in Labor Marke...

V Policy Lessons: Reducing Unemployment in Transition

V Policy Lessons: Reducing Unemployment in Transition »

Source: Labor Market Performance in Transition : The Experience of Central and Eastern European Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Philippe Egoume Bossogo , Jerald Schiff , Miho Ihara , Tetsuya Konuki , and Kornelia Krajnyak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 July 2006

ISBN: 9781589064690

Keywords: unemployment, employment, labor market, unemployment rates, unemployed

This paper has sought to describe and explain labor market performance during transition in CEE countries. Among our key findings are: Initial decline...

I Overview

I Overview »

Source: Challenges to the Swedish Welfare State

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Desmond Lachman , Ramana Ramaswamy , J. Green , Robert Hagemann , and Adam Bennett

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 1995

ISBN: 9781557754868

Keywords: pension, export prices, unemployment, labor market, recession

Sweden’s macroeconomic performance in the early 1990s differed in a number of fundamental respects from its performance during most of the postwar period. Distinctive features of macroeconomic developments i...

II Recession and Recovery in the 1990s

II Recession and Recovery in the 1990s »

Source: Challenges to the Swedish Welfare State

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Desmond Lachman , Ramana Ramaswamy , J. Green , Robert Hagemann , and Adam Bennett

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 1995

ISBN: 9781557754868

Keywords: pension, export prices, unemployment, labor market, recession

After almost a decade of expansion in the 1980s, the Swedish economy entered into a deep recession beginning in the first quarter of 1990. The cumulative decline in output during this recession, which lasted...

III The Swedish Labor Market

III The Swedish Labor Market »

Source: Challenges to the Swedish Welfare State

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Desmond Lachman , Ramana Ramaswamy , J. Green , Robert Hagemann , and Adam Bennett

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 1995

ISBN: 9781557754868

Keywords: pension, export prices, unemployment, labor market, recession

This section describes the main features of the Swedish labor market. The main trends in the labor market are first outlined, focusing on developments during the 1990s. This is followed by an evaluation of t...