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New paper by CELSI research affiliate discusses foreign language demand in Eastern Europe

Published on Jan. 27, 2016 in Other publications

New paper by CELSI research affiliate discusses foreign language demand in Eastern Europe

In a special CEPS report CELSI's affiliated researcher Brian Fabo, together with co-authors Miroslav Beblavy and Karolien Lenaerts explore the demand for foreign languages on labor markets of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through an analysis of unique dataset of job ads gathered from the leading job portals in each of the countries.

 

They identify a high level of demand for English particularly for high skill occupations, and a degree of demand for German, nonetheless the link with complexity of tasks performed in the occupation has not been discovered. Demand for other languages is negligible.

Link: https://www.ceps.eu/publications/importance-foreign-language-skills-labour-markets-central-and-eastern-europe-assessment