The Labour Market Situation in the Central-Eastern European Region – Towards a New Labour Paradigm

Katalin Lipták


The author assumes that globalization and its regional and local impacts have an important role in nowadays’ economics. An overview is given about the main findings of the economic theories associated with employment and paid work; reinterpretation of the concept of labour is also provided, divided into pre-industrial, industrial and post-industrial periods, which the author aligns with the periods of the economic thought. The author interprets globalization as a factor influencing the transition between industrial and post-industrial periods; and she elaborately introduces its economic-social and labour market impacts. Central-Eastern European countries and regions are analyzed, as the territorial unit of the research, from labour market and employment aspects. Special attention is paid to the comparative evaluation of the employment policy documents in the case of the investigated countries. The author also draws attention to the deficiencies of labour situation. Afterwards, she contributes suggestions to the criteria of creating a more efficient regional employment policy.

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