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Labor markets and informality: the case of Central Asia

Bakhrom Mirkasimov and Muzaffarjon Ahunov

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Abstract: Central Asian “stans”– Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan – jointly have 31.4 million people in the labor force (See table 1). The largest labor share belongs to Uzbekistan (13.6 million) and the smallest number live in Turkmenistan (2.3 million). Labor force participation rates in these economies, as a legacy of Soviet period, are high and, in Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, at comparable level with advanced economies like South Korea. In Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan labor force participation rates are even higher than in other economies.

Keywords: labor markets; informality; Central Asia (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J46 O53 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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