Article Title

The Nature and the Determinants of Labor Market Transitions in Former Communist Economies: Evidence from Bulgaria

Type of Work

Article

Date

4-1997

Journal Title

Industrial Relations

Journal ISSN

0019-8676

Journal Volume

36

Journal Issue

2

First Page

229

Last Page

254

DOI

10.1111/0019-8676.501997013

Abstract

To generate stylized facts on transitions between different labor market states during early transition, panel data for a sample of the registered unemployed in Bulgaria were collected. We find that about 60 percent of the unemployed are long-term unemployed. From logit regressions we find that women who had higher education and had not received unemployment benefits are more likely to be reemployed. For men, these factors are not significant, although participation in a training program is significant.

Notes

JEL Classification: P23, J64, P21

Hamilton Areas of Study

Economics

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