FLEXICURITY – CHALLENGE TO IMPROVE CZECH LABOUR MARKET

Issue: 2009/4

Zuzana Potužáková

Metropolitan University Prague, Department of Economics, Dubečská 900/10, 100 31, Prague (potuzakova@mup.cz)

Flexicurity reflects the current basic trend of the EU in guaranteeing high employment levels and attainability of national fiscal systems. It was introduced in Denmark in the 1990s and significantly helped reduce unemployment levels. The Czech labour market, despite the transformation process, has still space for further improvement, especially in the time of economic slow-down. The best way is to try to apply elements and components which have been already successfully implemented in the other EU Member States. The aim of the paper is (based on the statistical indicators and official documents concerning labour markets topic) to describe the basic function of the model and find the components of the flexicurity model which could be used also in the Czech Republic and change labour market operation.

Pages: 
227-241
DOI: 10.2478/v10135-009-0005-4
JEL: J24, J10, J01
Keywords: labour market, flexicurity, EU, Czech Republic
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