Labour markets: demography, migration and skills

Client/Funding Institution

European Commission, DG Economic and Financial Affairs


This study reviewed labour market developments pre- and post-EU Enlargement in the CESEE countries. The paper analysed some current developments, their impact on labour market developments (such as on wages and wage structures) pre- and post-EU membership and develop scenarios into the future. The implications for macroeconomic developments and catching-up/convergence processes were drawn out.
This paper was commissioned by the European Commission, DG ECFIN, in the course of a conference and a volume commemorating the 15 years of the 2004 enlargement of the EU.


March 2019 - November 2019

wiiw team Leader

Michael Landesmann

wiiw Staff

Ronald Hartwig, Michael Landesmann, Hermine Vidovic

Research Areas: Labour, Migration and Income Distribution