Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/64378
Authors: 
Lehmann, Hartmut
Pignatti, Norberto
Wadsworth, Jonathan
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
Upjohn Institute Working Paper 05-122
Abstract: 
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 3.4 and 4.8 percent of employment, roughly in line with levels typically observed in several Western economies, but considerably larger than in Russia. The characteristics of displaced workers are similar to those displaced in the West, in so far as displacement is concentrated on the less skilled. Around one third of displaced workers find re-employment immediately while the majority continues into 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.
Subjects: 
Displaced workers
Labor markets in transition
Ukraine
JEL: 
J64
J65
P50
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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