The World Development Report (WDR), which is the World Bank’s most
widely-known and most visible flagship product, for 2013 focuses on
jobs. In parallel with the production of the main World Development
Report, a number of case studies have been conducted in seven countries,
among them Ukraine. The country is faced with a particular jobs
challenge given its aging demographic profile, ongoing structural
transformation, and fundamental political and economic changes.
The Ukraine case study follows the main concept of the WDR 2013, linking
jobs to three transformations (living standards, productivity, and
social cohesion) and making the distinction between “good jobs for
development” (those that carry a longer-term development pay-off) and
other jobs. The study encompasses desk and field research. The desk
research provides an extensive analysis of various aspects of jobs in
Ukraine based on available quantitative data and empirical evidence. The
qualitative field research is based on focus group discussions with
various categories of individuals and in-depth interviews with
representatives of private employment agencies conducted by the Kiev
International Institute of Sociology in March-April 2012.
Kupets, O.; Vakhitov, V.; Babenko, S. Ukraine Case Study: Jobs and Demographic Change. The World Bank, Washington DC, USA (2012) ii + 92 pp.
Ukraine Case Study: Jobs and Demographic Change