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dc.contributor.authorBrown, J. Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorEarle, John S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGimpelson, Vladimiren_US
dc.contributor.authorKapeliushnikov, Rostislaven_US
dc.contributor.authorLehmann, Hartmuten_US
dc.contributor.authorTelegdy, Álmosen_US
dc.contributor.authorVantu, Irinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorVisan, Ruxandraen_US
dc.contributor.authorVoicu, Alexandruen_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper looks behind the standard, publicly available employment and unemployment statistics that studies of transition economy labor markets have typically relied upon. We analyze microdata on detailed labor force survey responses in Russia, Romania, and Estonia to measure nonstandard, boundary forms and alternative definitions of labor force status. Our estimates show that measured employment and unemployment rates are quite sensitive to definition, particularly in the treatment of household production (subsistence agriculture), unpaid family helpers, and discouraged workers, while the categories of part-time work and other forms of marginal attachment are still relatively unimportant. We find that tweaking the official definitions in apparently minor ways can produce alternative employment rates that are sharply higher in Russia but much lower in Romania and slightly lower in Estonia, and alternative unemployment rates that are sharply higher in Romania and moderately higher in Estonia and Russia.en_US
dc.publisherW.E. Upjohn Inst. for Employment Research Kalamazoo, Mich.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUpjohn Institute Working Paper 06-127en_US
dc.subject.stwStatistische Methodeen_US
dc.titleNonstandard forms and measures of employment and unemployment in transition: A comparative study of Estonia, Romania, and Russiaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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