Determinants of Labour Market Segmentation in Transition Countries with Particular Reference to Macedonia

Nikoloski, Dimitar (2012) Determinants of Labour Market Segmentation in Transition Countries with Particular Reference to Macedonia. Der Donauraum, 52 (3-4). pp. 429-444. ISSN 978-3-205-20562-3

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Abstract

The transitional process is a multidimensional phenomenon that affected every domain of the political, economic, and social life and manifested salient effects on the labour market performance. The experience in almost all transition countries, including Macedonia shows that labour markets in early transition became less dynamic with a relatively stagnant unemployment pool leading to increased unemployment and especially long-term unemployment. The initial ‘transitional unemployment’ was characterised by pronounced labour market segmentation, long average duration of unemployment and a low probability of exiting unemployment into employment. With this regard, the labour market segmentation in transition countries became a striking phenomenon which represents a challenging task for further investigations. In this paper we made an attempt to identify the determinants of the labour market segmentation in transition countries with particular reference to Macedonia. For this purpose we use results from the survey carried out on a representative sample of registered unemployed workers. In this context, we estimate econometric models that are used in the process of identification of relevant factors that influence labour market segmentation with respect to a number of dimensions such as: personal perception, the role of the alternative labour market adjustment mechanisms and the treatment of unemployed by the policy measures. Finally, we formulate appropriate policy measures that target disadvantaged labour market segments in order to provide the necessary conditions for improving labour market performance and balancing the employment prospects.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Economics and Business
Divisions: Faculty of Economics
Depositing User: Mr Dimitar Risteski
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2019 10:12
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2019 10:12
URI: http://eprints.uklo.edu.mk/id/eprint/2142

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