Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI) is a non-profit research institute based in Bratislava, Slovakia. It fosters multidisciplinary research about the functioning of labour markets and institutions, work and organizations, business and society, and ethnicity and migration in the economic, social, and political life of modern societies.
Transfer special issue 10 years of the EU enlargement and forces of labour, edited by Bela Greskovits (CEU Budapest) and Marta Kahancova (CELSI) will appear in September 2015.
Hospital bargaining in the wake of management reforms: Hungary and Slovakia compared, forthcoming in European Journal of Industrial Relations.
Marta Kahancova participated in the COST Cancer and Work Network (CANWON) workgroup meeting in Newcastle, 16-17.4.2015.
In a recent article in IZa Journal of Migration Fertig and Kahanec evaluate potential migration flows to the European Union from its eastern neighbors and Croatia. IZA Journal of Migration, 2015, 4:6
Kahanec argues mobility is good for the European economy and immigrants are an asset in the labor market
This article reviews how the newly emerged east-west mobility patterns impacted the labor market options of the labor force in host member states and stayers in the source members. concludes that free mobility in an enlarged EU increased the efficiency of its labor markets.
Martin Kahanec delivered a speech on "Migration data management – how data can be used for evidence-based policy making?" at EU's Eastern Partnership Panel on Migration and Asylum held in Budapest on March 5-6, 2015.
The Roma are the largest ethnic minority in Europe—as well as one of the most disadvantaged. A triple vicious circle is at play: Substandard socio-economic outcomes reinforce each other; they fuel negative attitudes and perceptions, leading to ill-chosen policies; and segmentation is perpetuated through (statistical) discrimination.
The CELSI team is happy to announce that we have been awarded several new EU-funded international research projects: “The rise of the dual labour market: fighting precarious employment in the new member states through industrial relations” (PRECARIR), "NEWIN - Negotiating Wage (In)Equality”, "WageIndicator Support for Bargaining - 3” (WIBAR-3) and “With innovative tools against gender pay gap” (WITA GPG).
How skilled immigration may improve economic equality, in IZA Journal of Migration 2014, 3:2 The paper suggests that skilled immigration promotes economic equality in advanced economies under standard conditions. This is discussed and theoretically derived in a core model, and empirically supported using unique data from the WIID database and OECD.
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