Black Sea and Central Asia

Promoting Work and Well-Being

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This book analyses the opportunities and conditions of employment throughout the Black Sea region and Central Asia. It examines how different countries deal with social issues affecting well-being. It presents, thus, both a country-based view and a whole-region analysis that will be useful for policy makers and civil society in responding to the challenges ahead. Countries covered include Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

English Also available in: French

Labour Market Outcomes and the Global Policy Environment

OECD Development Centre

The previous chapter looked at some of the structural changes that have affected work and well-being negatively in the BSEC-CA countries since the transition from centrally planned to market-based economies. This chapter considers why this happened. The proximate cause is the temporal gap between job destruction and job creation during the transition from central planning, a process which took far longer than many anticipated at the start of the 1990s. Job destruction and creation during the transitional recession are analysed in the first section of this chapter.

English Also available in: French

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