The labour market attachment in post-transitional countries – The case study of Macedonia

Nikoloski, Dimitar and Pechijareski, Ljupcho (2011) The labour market attachment in post-transitional countries – The case study of Macedonia. In: International conference ”Economic and social challenges and problems 2011 – Globalisation and sustainable development”, December 9-10, 2011, Tirana.

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During the two last decades Macedonian economy has gone through the process of transition which has affected all spheres in the society including the labour market performance. Nowadays, Macedonian labour market is characterised with high and persistent unemployment, significant proportion of long-term unemployment, low job creation in the formal sector, striking labour market segmentation and increased role of the alternative labour market adjustment mechanisms such as employment in the informal sector, inactivity and emigration. Taking into account depressed labour market characteristics, the labour market attachment of unemployed becomes weaker, i.e. significant proportion of workers turns into category of discouraged workers. Hence, when labour market is depressed the classification of workers into basic labour market states is problematic and needs to be revised. In this case, a number of marginally attached workers who declare themselves as unemployed and do not search for job have to be considered as de facto out of labour force. The aim of this paper is to explore the extent of labour market attachment among registered unemployed workers in Macedonia. In this context, we will analyse the socio-demographic characteristics of marginally attached workers, as well as their linkages with the alternative labour market adjustment mechanisms. We expect this analysis to clarify the factors that influence the labour market attachment and after estimating the proportion of discouraged workers among unemployed to adjust the unemployment and participation rates. Finally, we intend to design policy recommendations that will assist an appropriate delineation of workers among the basic labour market states.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Economics and Business
Divisions: Faculty of Economics
Depositing User: Mr Dimitar Risteski
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2019 11:17
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2019 11:17

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