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Emigration of the less-skilled: the role of incentives to work in Estonia

Author(s): Jorge Durán, Baudouin Lamine, Erki Lõhmuste, Anneleen Vandeplas

Emigration of the less-skilled: the role of incentives to work in Estoniapdf(243 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 

Every year thousands of Estonians, most of them young with low or medium-level skills, leave Estonia to find better paid work abroad. Given Estonia’s small population and low birth rate, this significant loss of workers exacerbates the challenges posed by the ageing of its population. This paper evaluates policy options to help combat this trend by making local jobs more attractive.

(Country Focus 03. March 2015. Brussels. PDF. 9pp. Tab. Graph. Bibliogr. Free.)

KC-XA-15-003-EN-N (online)
ISBN 978-92-79-44869-0 (online)
doi: 10.2765/546598 (online)

JEL classification: H24, J21, J38, J61

The views expressed in the ECFIN Country Focus are those of the authors only and do not necessarily correspond to those of the Directorate-General for Economic and financial Affairs or the European Commission.

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