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On the Speed of Transition in Central and Eastern Europe :, Does On-the-Job Search Matter?, Zuzana Brixiova

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On the Speed of Transition in Central and Eastern Europe :, Does On-the-Job Search Matter?, Zuzana Brixiova
Language
eng
Abstract
This paper examines how the on-the-job search of workers in the state sector who are seeking jobs in the private sector affects private sector employment, the unemployment level, and the unemployment duration in the transition economies of Central and Eastern Europe. The main finding is that on-the-job searching can account for the coexistence of a quickly growing private sector and a high unemployment level of long duration. The paper also addresses the issue of the optimal (output maximizing) rate of state sector closure and finds that the rate is slower when workers are simultaneously job hunting than when they are not
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international or intergovernmental publication
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
On the Speed of Transition in Central and Eastern Europe :
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Responsibility statement
Zuzana Brixiova
Series statement
IMF Working Papers
Sub title
Does On-the-Job Search Matter?
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