The incidence and cost of job loss in the Ukrainian labor market

Hartmut Lehmann, Norberto Pignatti, Jonathan Wadsworth

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    We examine the effects of economic transition on the pattern and costs of worker displacement in Ukraine, using the Ukrainian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (ULMS) for the years 1992 to 2002. Displacement rates in the Ukrainian labor market average between 2.8 and 5.1 percent of employment, roughly in line with levels typically observed in several Western economies. The risk of displacement was spread broadly across the population through both recession and growth periods. Around one third of displaced workers find re-employment immediately while the majority continues in long-term non-employment. The wage costs of displacement for the sub-sample of displaced workers do not seem to be large. The main cost for displaced workers in Ukraine consists in the extremely long non-employment spell that the average worker experiences after layoff. Journal of Comparative Economics 34 (2) (2006) 248-271. © 2006 Association for Comparative Economic Studies.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)248-271
    Number of pages24
    JournalJournal of Comparative Economics
    Volume34
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006

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    Labour market
    Costs
    Job loss
    Displaced workers
    Comparative economics
    Ukraine
    Workers
    Recession
    Economics of transition
    Wages
    Monitoring
    Re-employment

    Keywords

    • Displaced workers
    • Labor markets in transition
    • Ukraine

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    Lehmann, Hartmut ; Pignatti, Norberto ; Wadsworth, Jonathan. / The incidence and cost of job loss in the Ukrainian labor market. In: Journal of Comparative Economics. 2006 ; Vol. 34, No. 2. pp. 248-271.
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    In: Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 34, No. 2, 06.2006, p. 248-271.

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