Tvrdon, Michal (2007): Labour Market Flexibility: the Case of Visegrad Countries.
Download (113Kb) | Preview
The presented article deals with labour market institutions and labour market flexibility in the Visegrád countries. We can find out in theoretical literature a traditional set of institutional aspects such as employment protection legislation, structure of wage bargaining, taxation of labour, active labour market policies, the system of unemployment and social benefits. All these aspects determine the institutional framework of the labour market. Theoretical literature also has defined labour market flexibility as an instrument for adjustment process in case of asymmetric shock. The article is composed of the comparative analysis of selected criteria and corresponding economic indicators of the EU member states (EU-15 and V-4). The evidence shows that the values of labour market flexibility in the Visegrád group countries were higher than average of old EU-15 member states.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Labour Market Flexibility: the Case of Visegrad Countries|
|English Title:||Labour Market Flexibility: the Case of Visegrad Countries|
|Keywords:||labour market; institutional aspects; employment protection legislation; tax wedge; labour market flexibility; unemployment benefits; active labour market policies; Visegrád countries; European Union|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F15 - Economic Integration
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J0 - General > J08 - Labor Economics Policies
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J8 - Labor Standards: National and International > J80 - General
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies > J65 - Unemployment Insurance; Severance Pay; Plant Closings
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J3 - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs > J30 - General
|Depositing User:||Michal Tvrdoň|
|Date Deposited:||21. Dec 2008 13:26|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 06:58|
 AIDT, T.; TZANNATOS, Z. 2001: The Cost and Benefits of Collective Bargaining: A Survey. [Social Protection Discussion Paper Series, No. 0120]. Washington, DC.: The World Bank, 2001.
 BAKER, D.; GLYN, A., HOWELL, D.R., SCHMITT, J. 2005: Labour Market Institutions and Unemployment: A Critical Assessment of the Cross-Country Evidence. In HOWEL, D.R. (ed.). Fighting Unemployment: The Limits of Free Market Orthodoxy. Oxford University Press, 2005. p. 72-118. ISBN 1423720490.
 BETCHERMAN, G.; LUINSTRA, A.; OGAWA, M. 2001: Labour Market Regulation: International Experience in Promoting Employment and Social Protection. [Social Protection Discussion Paper Series, No. 0128]. The World Bank. 2001.
 BLANCHARD, O.; WOLFERS, J. 1999: The Role of Shocks and Institutions in the Rise of European Unemployment: The Aggregate Evidence. [Working Paper No. 7282]. Cambridge (MA): NBER, 1999.
 BORGHIJS, A.; VAN POECK, A. 2001: EMU and Labour Reform: Needs, Incentives and Realisations. [Working paper N. 2001022]. University of Antwerp, 2001.
 BRANDT, N.; BURNIAUX J. M.; DUVAL, R. 2005: Assessing the OECD Jobs Strategy: Past Development and Reforms. [Economic Department Working Paper No. 429]. Paris: OECD, 2005.
 BUSCHER, H.; DREGER, CH.; RAMOS, R.; SURINACH, J. 2005: The Impact of Institutions on Employment Performance in European Labour Markets. [Discussion Paper No.1732]. Bonn: IZA, 2005.
 CHECCHI, D.; LUCIFERA, C. 2002: Unions and Labour Market Institutions in Europe. [Working Paper n.16]. Milano: Dipartimento di Economia Politica e Aziendale, 2002.
 DAVERI, F.; TABELLINI, G. 1997: Unemployment, Growth and Taxation in Industrial Countries. Washington: World Bank, 1997.
 DOLENC, P.; VODOPIVEC, M. 2005: Tax wedge on labour: Slovenia vs. EU and OECD countries. [Working Paper]. Hans Böckler Stiftung, 2005.
 EAMETS, R.; MASSO, J. 2004: Labour Market Flexibility and Employment Protection Regulation in the Baltic States. [Discussion Paper N. 1147]. Bonn: Institute for the Study of Labor, 2004.
 ESTEVAO, M. 2003: Do Active Labor Market Policie Increase Employment? [Working Paper 03/2003]. Washington: IMF, 2003.
 FREEMAN, R.B. 1993: Labor Market Institutions and Policies: Help or Hindrance to Economic Adjustment?” Proceedings of the World Bank Annual Conference on Development Economics, 1992. Supplement to the World Bank Economic Review and the World Bank Research Observer.
 GRAUWE DE, P. 2003: Economics of Monetary Union. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. 258 s. ISBN 0-19-925651-9.
 GRUBB, D. 2000: Eligibility Criteria for Unemployment Benefits. [Economic Studies No. 31]. Paris: OECD, 2000.
 JACKMAN, R.; LAYARD, R.; NICKELL, S. 1996: Combating Unemployment: Is Flexibility Enough? [Discussion Paper No. 293]. London: Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, 1996. ISBN 0 7530 0539 5.
 KLAU, F.; MITTELSTADT, A. 1986: Labour market Flexibility. Paris: OECD. 1986.
 MELIS, A. 2006. Expenditure on Labour Market Policies in 2004. Statistic in focus. European Communities, 2006. ISSN 1024-4352
 OECD. 2006. Employment Outlook 2006. Boosting Jobs and Incomes. Paris: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2006. ISBN 92-64-02384-4.
 OECD. 2004. Employment Outlook 2004. Employment Protection Regulation and Labour Market Performance, 2004.  SCARPETTA, S. 1996: Assessing the Role of Labour Market Policies and Institutional Settings on Unemployment: A Cross-Country Study. [Economic Studies No.26]. Paris: OECD, 1996. ISBN 085328 754 6.