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Rural Labour Market Developments in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Rural Labour Market Developments in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Author(s): Štefan Bojnec, Verica Janeska
Subject(s): Agriculture, Labor relations, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: CEPS Centre for European Policy Studies
Keywords: Rural Labour market development; FYR of Macedonia; human resources in Macedonia; emigration from villaegs to urban areas;
Summary/Abstract: The significant changes in the quantitative and qualitative characteristics of human resources in rural Macedonia can be explained by the continued trend of emigration from villages tourban areas and abroad. The intensity of emigration has altered the demographic structure and reproductive base of the rural population, along with the income of rural households. The rural and agricultural labour market faces a mismatch with respect to the unfavourable age, education and spatial distribution of the total labour force. A reduction in the participation of women in the agricultural labour force is a new feature. The overall transformation is apparent in the income structure of rural households. An increase in the share of households with mixed income sources notably stems from households that receivere mittances and foreign currency funds from family members abroad.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-94-6138-129-3
  • Page Count: 21
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Language: English