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On the limits of labour mobility within the EU

Author: Mgr. Martin Jelínek
Year: 2014 - winter
Work type: Economic Theory
Language: English
Pages: 92
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Abstract: This Master thesis deals with labour mobility and a
ims to uncover the main drivers
influencing the flows of workers within the Europea
n Union (EU). It first provides an
extensive overview of labour market, labour mobilit
y and legal framework in the EU. Then it
discusses several theories and models dealing with
labour mobility. The main part of this
thesis consists in empirical analysis of labour flo
ws within EU-25 countries. This analysis is
meant to provide statistical evidence of relevant m
obility drivers. Contrarily to similar works,
this thesis takes into account not only economic an
d financial factors, but also social,
psychological, linguistic and other non-tangible fa
ctors that might play important role in
determining the labour flows within the EU. The the
sis further focuses on specific mobility
incentives of the Old and the New Member States. Ba
sed on results of the empirical model
and the regression analysis, the thesis concludes b
y discussing the limits of labour mobility
and suggesting a remedy aimed at enhancing it.




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