The Baltic miracle? The economic crisis and its consequences for young people in the labor market of the Baltic states 2007–2017

Piotr Michoń


The financial crisis (2008–2009) resulted in significant deterioration of the youth labor market in the Baltic states. In 2017, however, the Baltic states were among the countries with the highest employment-to-population ratio in Europe (the ‘Baltic Miracle’). This article shows that the observed progress is mostly due to the demographic changes in the three countries. Isolating the demographic effect demonstrated that it played crucial role in mitigating the negative effects of the crisis, especially in Latvia and Lithuania. The results of the study show that in 2017 only in Estonia had the youth labor market returned to its precrisis conditions.
Author Piotr Michoń (WE / KPiPS)
Piotr Michoń,,
- Department of Labour and Social Policy
Journal seriesJournal of Baltic Studies, ISSN 0162-9778, e-ISSN 1751-7877, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2019
Keywords in PolishKraje bałtyckie, kryzys, efekt demograficzny, Wielka Recesja, efekt rynku pracy, zatrudnienie młodych
Keywords in EnglishBaltic states, crisis, demographic effect, Great Recession, labor market effect, youth employment
ASJC Classification1201 Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous); 3316 Cultural Studies
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)100
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 100.0, 30-06-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.159; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 0.321 (2) - 2017=0.413 (5)
Citation count*5 (2020-09-17)
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UwagiFirst online: 29 Jan 2019
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