Measuring Labour Market Status in Kazakhstan
Unemployment is not a novel phenomenon in the Central Asian republics of the Former Soviet Union (FSU). The magnitude of unemployment that is expected during the transition from centrally planned to market economies is, however, new. In Kazakhstan, production has declined continuously across all sectors and, by 1995, GDP had fallen to 46 per cent of its 1990 level. The expected impact of both the decline in output and changes in enterprise and labour law is a dramatic increase in unemployment such as that seen in some Eastern and Central European countries, where unemployment rates have ranged from 10 to 15 per cent.
KeywordsLabour Force Market Economy Administrative Data Labour Force Participation Labour Market Status
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