International Labor Comparisons

Lessons from comparative analyses of national economies can help governments make wiser policy decisions.

For example, in the wake of the Soviet Union’s collapse, many Central and Eastern European countries transitioned from state ownership to market economies. Upjohn researchers examined how these changes in ownership affected employment, wages, and productivity and also provided technical assistance to countries with transitioning economies as they established social insurance and reemployment programs.

Upjohn researchers continue to examine how labor markets function in countries across the globe. Analyses of other economies illuminate the effects of various policies on workers and business as well as offer insights into potentially better ways to deploy workers, adjust to shifts in labor market demand, and address other labor market problems.

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