Shifts in occupational and skill needs in the Western Balkan region: a slow adjustment

Ognjenović, Kosovka and Branković, Aleksandra (2013) Shifts in occupational and skill needs in the Western Balkan region: a slow adjustment. In: Post crisis recovery. Belgrade Banking Academy, Belgrade, pp. 581-602. ISBN 978-86-7852-034-1

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The countries of the Western Balkan region are not influenced only by transitional changes and the recent economic crisis, but also by changes brought about by technological progress and innovation propensity. Therefore, their further development will depend more upon the ability to catch up with these trends. Availability of occupations and skills at their labour markets may create an obstacle for faster growth of employment, if there exist mismatches between what is available on the market and what is most frequently in demand by enterprises. In this chapter we have observed shifts in key economic sectors that have occurred over the last decade and examined the trends in employment by both sectoral and occupational and skill demands. Finally, we have concluded that, during the period that preceded the global economic crisis, the Western Balkan region recorded a positive annual growth of employment, so that there exist potentials for further economic growth.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: COBISS.ID=1024543632
Uncontrolled Keywords: labour market, occupations, skills, Western Balkans
Research Department: Welfare Economics
Depositing User: Jelena Banovic
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2016 05:23
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2020 14:19

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