New publication of the RILSA

Sirovátka , Tomáš - Šimíková, Ivana
Employment policy and other labour market measures in long run and during the crisis
Prague: RILSA, 2013. 95 pp. - ISBN 978-80-7416-114-8

The aim of the monograph is to summarize the experience of employment office workers with labour market issues in the Czech Republic. The workers assess the necessity, efficiency and the role of active employment policy, as well as the other measures of economic, public and social policy, in terms of their impact on employment and unemployment in the Czech Republic. The findings have been put in a broader context, including the comparison with the results of the international studies and older national study which was conducted in 2003.
We are concluding that long-term labor market problems seem to be more significant than cyclical movements in the economy. The disadvantage of groups at risk is increasing because they compete with still bigger amount of unemployed people according to the “queuing theory”. Cyclical fluctuations of the economy, however, have long-term effects on the development of the labor market than just during the recession and it may cause an intensification of structural imbalance or the revelation of the new.
Measures in the field of active employment policies are generally considered as the most significant: the greatest emphasis is placed on creating jobs in private sector and retraining and their meaning is higher assessed in the districts with the highest unemployment rates.
As the largest deficits of employment policy have been assessed: neglecting of the employment services capacity improving; little attention devoted to the creation of an institutional framework that would reduce illegal employment and, finally, certain limits of the extent (and targeting) of active employment policy (particularly in the area of job creation).

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