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The goal of the e-book is to enquire, theoretically and empirically, key elements of social and monetary inequalities that built in the course of the transition of the previously deliberate eu economies. even though the point of interest is principally on new ecu member states, assurance of the research is prolonged to nations of the previous Soviet Union and previous Yugoslavia at any place attainable. The empirical analyses as a rule reflect on the 2 a long time after the beginning of transition; notwithstanding, specific emphasis is given to newer years so that it will think of the consequences of the worldwide situation that started in 2008-2009. All analyses are conducted adopting a comparative point of view and, at any time when attainable, Western european individuals are used as benchmarks.

This number of contributions brings jointly the most recent examine on inequality and transition economies.

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Economica. 79(315). pp. 470–492. Bartram, D. (2013) Happiness and Economic Migration: A Comparison of Eastern European Migrants and Stayers. Migration Studies. 1(2). pp. 156–175. Bassanini, A. and Manfredi, T. (2012) Capital’s Grabbing Hand? A Cross-Country/ Cross-Industry Analysis of the Decline of the Labour Share. OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers 133. OECD Publishing. Becker, G. (1964) Human Capital: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis with Special Reference to Education.

The labour share issue has been mainly dug up in the post-crisis years and at the time of writing it is fuelling an animated debate around the classic question of functional income distribution. , privatisation, acceleration of technological change, globalisation). In particular, Daudey and García-Peñalosa (2007) observed that if the distribution of capital is more unequal than that of labour, an increase in the labour share of total income would reduce personal income inequality. They find, on the basis of crosscountry and panel data, that factor distribution of income is an essential and statistically significant determinant of the personal distribution of income: a larger labour share is associated with a lower Gini index of personal incomes.

According to some authors (Esping-Andersen and Regini, 2000), a common strategy to promote flexibility in NEUMs and FSU countries has been, according to the model of Western EU countries, the liberalisation of temporary contracts (the so-called flexibility at the margin). Fixedterm contracts were also introduced during transition with the particular aim of easing labour reallocation in a period of intense job creation and destruction. , 2005). However, labour market liberalisation did not concern temporary contracts alone.

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