Labour Market Flexibility and Employment Security in Transition Countries

Alena Nesporova, Sandrine Cazes
Release Date: October 1, 2003

“The debate on labour market flexibility is very lively and there is a large and growing literature on the subject. The novelty of this book is that it includes comparative studies of labour market flexibility from a wide range of transition countries, thus giving a depth and perspective rarely found in a single volume. Of interest to economists and social scientists from many disciplines, and from advanced undergraduate to research level, this volume will also be of considerable value to policymakers and governmental agencies.”—Raul Eamets, vice-dean and associate professor, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Tartu, Estonia

The economic and structural changes in the transition countries since the break up of the Soviet Union have been unique and profound. This book explores how the labor markets of the Central and Eastern European transition countries, the Baltic States, and the Russian Federation have developed in response to this and to the new challenge of accession to the European Union.