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From Transition to EU Accession : The Bulgarian Labor Market during the 1990s

dc.contributor.authorGaribaldi, Pietro
dc.contributor.authorMakovec, Mattia
dc.contributor.authorStoyanova, Gabriella
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-17T14:35:51Z
dc.date.available2013-06-17T14:35:51Z
dc.date.issued2001-05
dc.description.abstractThis report studies the Bulgarian labor market with a view to understand the interactions between the performance of the Bulgarian economy and the functioning of its labor market. The report assesses also the position of Bulgaria vis-a-vis compliance with the "acquis communautaire," and provides a set of key policy recommendations that may enhance job creation potential in years to come. In the aftermath of a steep adjustment process, the Bulgarian labor market resembles a sclerotic market, not dissimilar from the worst performing European markets. Nevertheless, the existing labor market policies and institutions, with the exception of excessively high payroll taxes and a somewhat strict employment protection legislation, are not necessarily synonymous of labor market rigidity: unemployment support schemes are modest, the minimum wage is not high, and industrial relations systems do not appear to prevent an efficient wage dispersion across sectors. Thus, the poor performance of Bulgaria is likely to be the result of a chronic inability to restructure its old sector and to tackle fundamental structural problems. In terms of compliance with the "acquis communautaire," Bulgaria's legislation appears aligned with most of the European Union requirements in the labor area. However, the standardization of working conditions requires substantial investments and a strengthening of administrative capacity to implement EU legislation.en
dc.identifierhttp://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2001/05/1346370/transition-eu-accession-bulgarian-labor-market-during-1990s
dc.identifier.isbn0-8213-4916-3
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10986/13946
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherWashington, DC: World Bank
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorld Bank Technical Paper;No. 494
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holderWorld Bank
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subjectARABLE LAND
dc.subjectASSETS
dc.subjectBANK
dc.subjectCATEGORIES OF WORKERS
dc.subjectDISMISSAL
dc.subjectEARLY RETIREMENT
dc.subjectECOLOGY
dc.subjectECONOMIC REFORM
dc.subjectEMPLOYMENT
dc.subjectEMPLOYMENT GROWTH
dc.subjectENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE
dc.subjectFARMS
dc.subjectFINANCIAL INTEGRATION
dc.subjectFINANCIAL SERVICES
dc.subjectFISCAL POLICIES
dc.subjectFOREST MANAGEMENT
dc.subjectFORESTRY
dc.subjectINCOME
dc.subjectINDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
dc.subjectINFLATION
dc.subjectINVESTMENT GRANTS
dc.subjectJOB CREATION
dc.subjectLABOR COSTS
dc.subjectLABOR FORCE
dc.subjectLABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION
dc.subjectLABOR LAW
dc.subjectLABOR LEGISLATION
dc.subjectLABOR MARKET
dc.subjectLABOR MARKET POLICIES
dc.subjectLABOR MARKETS
dc.subjectLABOR MOBILITY
dc.subjectLABOR POLICIES
dc.subjectLEGAL PROVISIONS
dc.subjectLEGISLATION
dc.subjectLONG TERM UNEMPLOYMENT
dc.subjectMACROECONOMIC STABILITY
dc.subjectMACROECONOMIC STABILIZATION
dc.subjectMANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT
dc.subjectMANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
dc.subjectMINIMUM WAGE
dc.subjectNATURAL MONOPOLIES
dc.subjectOLDER WORKERS
dc.subjectPRIVATIZATION
dc.subjectPRODUCERS
dc.subjectPRODUCTIVITY
dc.subjectREAL WAGES
dc.subjectRECOMMENDATIONS
dc.subjectREGIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT
dc.subjectREGULATORY FRAMEWORK
dc.subjectRETIREMENT
dc.subjectSAFETY AT WORK
dc.subjectSOCIAL SECURITY
dc.subjectSTATE ENTERPRISES
dc.subjectTRADE UNIONS
dc.subjectTRANSITION ECONOMIES
dc.subjectTRIPARTITE
dc.subjectUNEMPLOYED
dc.subjectUNEMPLOYED WORKERS
dc.subjectUNEMPLOYMENT
dc.subjectUNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS
dc.subjectUNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION
dc.subjectUNEMPLOYMENT RATES
dc.subjectWATER PRICING
dc.subjectWORKERS
dc.titleFrom Transition to EU Accession : The Bulgarian Labor Market during the 1990sen
dspace.entity.typePublication
okr.crosscuttingsolutionareaJobs
okr.doctypePublications & Research::Publication
okr.doctypePublications & Research::Publication
okr.docurlhttp://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2001/05/1346370/transition-eu-accession-bulgarian-labor-market-during-1990s
okr.globalpracticeSocial, Urban, Rural and Resilience
okr.globalpracticeGovernance
okr.globalpracticeSocial Protection and Labor
okr.globalpracticeFinance and Markets
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum000094946_01062004023752
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum1346370
okr.identifier.reportWTP494
okr.language.supporteden
okr.pdfurlhttp://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2001/06/29/000094946_01062004023752/Rendered/PDF/multi0page.pdfen
okr.region.administrativeEurope and Central Asia
okr.region.countryBulgaria
okr.themeSocial protection and risk management :: Improving labor markets
okr.topicBanks and Banking Reform
okr.topicEnvironmental Economics and Policies
okr.topicSocial Protections and Labor::Labor Markets
okr.topicSocial Protections and Labor::Labor Standards
okr.topicUrban Development::Municipal Financial Management
okr.topicFinance and Financial Sector Development
okr.unitPoverty Reduction/Econ Mngmt (ECSPE)
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