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February 2006. ::: Vol.57 No.01-02

    Alka Obadić

INFLUENCE OF REGIONAL MISMATCH ON THE EMPLOYMENT PROCESS IN SELECTED TRANSITION COUNTRIES

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The main emphasis of this work concentrates on determining unem-ployment caused by mismatch, in other words on the portion of the structural unemployment and on determining infl uence of regional mismatch on the entire employment. Therefore, vacancies and fl ows of unemployment and new employed are compared at a well-defi ned regional disaggregated level. The course of the research, fi rstly applies the existing theoretical models, by which the values for fi ve different regional mismatch indicators for the selec-ted group of countries are calculated. Secondly, a disaggregated empirical analysis of the matching function according to the regions in all selected countries is conducted.Modelling of matching function by region results from estimation of the transcendental logarithmic (translog) function form. The analysis proves that for the Czech Republic, Croatia and Slovakia a parallel existence of demand and supply surplus on the regional level points to the existence of mismatch in the labour market. It has also been confi rmed that an increase in the mismatch indicator in the labour market leads to a decrease in the total employment.

labour market; regional mismatch; transition economies; employment process

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