Unemployment Durations of Job Losers in a Labor Market in Transition

M. Lubyova, J.C. van Ours

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Slovakia is one of the Central European countries in transformation from a centralised command system to a decentralised market economy. Along with the transition of the economy came unemployment. Other than before workers who lost their job did not find a new job immediately. This paper studies the labour market position of Slovak job losers. Using data from labour force surveys we analyse exit rates out of unemployment. We find that male, young, higher educated job losers in districts with low unemployment rates have substantially shorter unemployment durations than their counterparts. There is evidence that for some job losers it is very hard to find a new job.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTilburg
Number of pages26
Publication statusPublished - 1998

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  • unemployment durations
  • job losers
  • transition economy


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