Lucia Mytna Kurekova

Lucia Mytna Kurekova
Slovak Academy of Sciences | SAV · Institute for Forecasting

PhD

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Introduction
Engaging with mixed methods, my research focuses on labor migration and labor mobility; labor markets, skill formation and education systems; labour market inclusion of disadvantaged groups; innovative data sources; and industrial, economic and social policy. I currently implement projects about posted workers (POW-BRIDGE), labour market inequalities in Slovakia (VEGA) and labour market hierarchies (special issue in planning).
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September 2012 - December 2014
Central European University
Position
  • Visiting lecturer

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Publications (53)
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Publikácia sa špecificky zaoberá aspektom zdravia, zdravotného znevýhodnenia a prístupu ku zdravotnej starostlivosti vo vzťahu ku osobám s viacnásobným znevýhodnením a analyzuje aspekt zdravia ako dôsledok aj príčinu vylúčenia na trhu práce. Upozorňujeme, že Slovensko dlhodobo zaostáva v integrácii znevýhodnených jednotlivcov na trh práce, a to špe...
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This report provides a mapping of existing research that employs online labour market data, covering both online job vacancies (demand side) and online applicant data (CVs) (supply side). We discuss and assess a variety of tools and empirical methods that have been used to address specific disadvantages of this data, such as non-representativeness...
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The understanding of how institutional and policy contexts affect immigrant integration is essential for any effort to foster a sustainable and effective migration and integration policy framework. Immigrant-native labor market gaps may arise not only due to differences in human capital or other socio-economic and demographic characteristics, but a...
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Zhrnutie zistení projektu na Slovensku a v Nórsku Stredoeurópsky inštitút pre výskum práce (CELSI) Inštitút pre dobre spravovanú spoločnosť (SGI) University of SouthEastern Norway (USN) Autorský kolektív: Holubová, B., Kahancová, M., Kováčová, L., Mýtna Kureková, L., Sedláková, M., Šumichrast, A., Torp, S. Projekt ´Chcem pracovať, kto mi pomôže. Po...
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This chapter addresses patterns of return migration in Estonia and Slovakia. It investigates the selection of emigrants who decide to return home and analyzes their characteristics compared to emigrants who remain abroad and to fellow nationals who did not emigrate, as well as the labor market status of young returnees after re-entering the domesti...
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Career and education decisions are amongst the most important young people make. Gender, ethnicity and socio-economic factors all strongly affect these choices. Career guidance is both an individual and a social good: it helps individuals to progress in their learning and work, but it also helps the effective functioning of the labour and learning...
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Theoretical arguments and previous country‐level evidence indicate that immigrants are more fluid than natives in responding to changing skill shortages across countries, occupation groups and industries. The diversity across EU member states enables us to test this hypothesis across various institutional, economic and policy contexts. Drawing on t...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to understand the value of foreign work experience for young migrants after their return to the home country labour market and their labour market preferences relative to stayers. Design/methodology/approach We analyse the labour market integration patterns of young return migrants in Slovakia. After reconstr...
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Central Europe has experienced one of the most impressive growth and convergence stories of recent times. In particular, this has been achieved on the back of foreign-owned, capital-intensive manufacturing production in the automotive sector. With large domestic supplier networks and high skill intensity, the presence of complex industry yields man...
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This paper analyses patterns of student employment in Slovakia where the numbers of university graduates have risen significantly. We use online job vacancy data and compare ‘student jobs’ and ‘flexible jobs’ to understand differences and similarities between the student and flexible labour markets that are often seen as identical. We find substant...
Technical Report
This Research Note is divided into two parts. The first part examines the income of migrants relative to the native-born population and how it changed over 2007-2013, a period in which economic recession was followed by at best low growth in most parts of the EU. It considers, in particular, those on low income and the potential reasons why more of...
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This contribution systematically evaluates patterns of change in socio-economic models in Hungary and Slovakia, highlighting the role of the state in the process. While the countries share general similarities in their type of capitalism, a closer overview of institutional domains reveals that important differences exist in the character of change...
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This paper studies how attractive young returnees are in the labour market and how they behave relative to stayers. We use the online CVs of young people that are posted on the major Slovak job-search portal. The analysis is performed using a set of regression models that investigate attractiveness, salary expectations and positions of interest to...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to learn more about demand for competences is crucial for revealing the complex relationship between employee selection, different strands of education and training and labor market regulation. Design/methodology/approach – Content analysis and statistics of job advertisements. Findings – Employer skills req...
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This paper discusses methodological issues arising from the use of online job vacancy data and voluntary web-based surveys to analyse the labour market. We highlight the advantages and possible disadvantages of using online data and suggest strategies for overcoming selected methodological issues. We underline the difficulties in adjusting for repr...
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This article analyses online job advertisements to identify skills that are demanded in selected low- and medium-skilled occupations. We explore data from the publicly administered cross-European EURES job search portal and quantify the different cognitive and non-cognitive skills requested by employers in small European economies. While we find th...
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Current levels of youth unemployment need to be understood in the context of increased labour market flexibility, an expansion of higher education, youth migration and family legacies of long-term unemployment. Compared with previous recessions, European-wide policies and investments have significantly increased with attempts to support national po...
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The antivirus industry is the only innovation-intensive sector in which home-grown companies from Central Europe have been able to gain and retain global leadership. We review the literature on sources of national competitive advantage and evaluate the relative importance of different factors, drawing on evidence gained from semi-structured intervi...
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Although membership in the European Union (EU) looked like a distant dream to many Slovaks in the 1990s, a remarkable political and economic makeover around the turn of the millennium enabled Slovakia to join the EU in 2004, along with seven other Central-Eastern European countries. EU accession caught Slovakia on a trajectory of population aging a...
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This article analyzes the role of welfare systems in shaping migration patterns in central and eastern Europe. It argues that states have played a crucial role in affecting migration by creating and widening opportunities for potential and actual migrants through welfare system policies. This explains why CEE countries where social spending figures...
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With the spread of internet, online job portals have become important forums for job matching by employers and employees. Online job portals often collect large number of data in the form of job vacancies and resumes that can serve as a valuable source of information about the characteristics of labour market demand. Research using such data is lim...
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Conceptualizing Low-Skillness: A New Approach. This study reviews conceptual and empirical literature studying low-skilled and proposes more comprehensive and dynamic conceptualization of low-skillness. Our work is based on analysing the sources of being and of becoming low-skilled by reviewing structural processes underlying changes in labour mark...
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This paper analyses job advertisements to identify the specific skills and characteristics that are demanded in the Slovak labour market in selected low- and medium-skilled occupations in different sectors. It is innovative in exploring online job advertisement data and in quantifying the different skills, personal attributes and characteristics re...
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This study reviews theoretical, conceptual and empirical literature concerning the low-skilled and proposes more comprehensive and dynamic conceptualization of who the low-skilled are. Our conceptualization is based on analyzing the sources and processes of being and of becoming low-skilled by reviewing macro-structural external processes underlyin...
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This paper analyses job advertisements posted on the public EU portal EURES to identify the specific skills and characteristics that are demanded in the European labour market in selected low-and medium-skilled occupations and in different sectors. This research is innovative in exploring online job advertisement data from the EURES website and qua...
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This report evaluates implementation of Activation Works – a key mainstream labor market policy measure implemented in Slovakia. The main focus is on its specific effects on Roma facing social exclusion. The key message is that Activation Works are strongly embedded in and impact local socio-economies. They increase the income of participants and p...
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In many European and other Western countries, labour markets will continue to be reformed in order to accommodate further adjustments to economic, demographic and socio-ecological developments. Moreover, labour market institutions and other aspects of labour markets receive a lot of attention in EU policy debates because they are regarded as key fa...
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This contribution systematically evaluates patterns of change in socio-economic models in Hungary and Slovakia, highlighting the role of the state in the process. While the countries share general similarities in their type of capitalism, a closer overview of institutional domains reveals that important differences exist in the character of change...
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This article investigates the development over time of the automotive and textile industries post-1989 in four Central European countries in order to identify the key reasons behind sectoral growth or decline. The analysis demonstrates a divergent pattern of sectoral development, one that is in contrast to the perceived initial endowments of the co...
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The IZA Policy Paper Series publishes work by IZA staff and network members with immediate relevance for policymakers. Any opinions and views on policy expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of IZA. The papers often represent preliminary work and are circulated to encourage discussion. Citation of such a paper should account...
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NEUJOBS Working Documents are intended to give an indication of work being conducted within the NEUJOBS research project and to stimulate reactions from other experts in the field. Texts published in this series are ultimately destined for academic publishing. The views expressed in this paper are those of the author and do not necessarily represen...
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This paper analyses the role of welfare systems in shaping migration patterns in Central and Eastern Europe over the transition process and after EU accession. It argues that states have played a crucial role in affecting migration by creating and widening opportunities for potential and actual migrants through welfare system policies. This explain...
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This paper investigates the relationship between structural change, labour market imbalances and labour migration from the eight Central and Eastern European (CEE/EU8) economies during the transition and after their accession to the EU. The new accession states experienced markedly different migration patterns after 2004 enlargement which, given th...
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In order to continue on the path to convergence with advanced countries, emerging countries need to strengthen their research capabilities. Often they try to do this through the development of strategic industries. The objective of this paper is to contribute to the debate on the effectiveness of policies aimed at the development of strategic indus...
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This paper analysis economic and social impact of electoral revolutions in two early cases: Bulgaria and Slovakia. The analysis finds that while the pivotal elections were clearly a success in a narrow understanding of de-powering the illiberal incumbents, the improvements in socioeconomic development varied. The post-electoral success in a broad s...
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This paper critically reviews theories of migration in the context of EU East-West flows. In addition to outlining the weaknesses of the dominant approaches, it also reviews migration theorizing more generally and synthesizes current suggestions on how to advance migration theorizing. The paper empirically tests the neoclassical paradigm on the act...
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This paper analyzes the interaction between migration and development in the region of transition economies, suggesting a macro-level analysis of migration with the emphasis on sending countries. It shows how economic and social reforms during transition in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) can be empirically connected to migration patterns. I inves...
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This paper offers a conceptual review of migration theories and empirical testing of the neoclassical theory of migration in the context of the EU East-West flows. In addition to outlining weaknesses of the dominant approaches, it synthesizes current suggestions on how to advance migration theorizing. The paper empirically tests the neoclassical pa...

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Projects (6)
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This project enlightens the debate about what types of policy approaches are more (and less) conducive to the integration of immigrants in regard of their labor market potential (e.g. human capital) and which affect their treatment in the labor market (different returns to characteristics).
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