Baltic Labour Cost Worries

September 2005
Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe & Baltic States;Sep2005, Vol. 12 Issue 9, p10
Country Report
Country Report
Reports on the rapid growth of labor costs in the Baltic States. Rise in hourly labor costs including gross earnings and employer social insurance contributions; Impact of labor productivity gains on resulting to falling real unit labor costs; Effect of loose fiscal and monetary policies risks that set off self-reinforcing inflationary expectations on pushing real unit labor costs.


Related Articles

  • Employee Benefits: A Summer of Legislative Changes. Beam Jr., Burton T.; McFadden, John J. // Benefits Quarterly;1985 First Quarter, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p26 

    The design of employee benefit plans is greatly influenced by federal legislation, particularly the Internal Revenue Code With the exception of 1974 when ERISA was enacted, no year has seen the passage of legislation with more wide-reaching effects on employee benefit plans than 1984. The...

  • The Cost of Labor as an Inflation Indicator. Bryan, Michael F.; Molloy, Linsey // Economic Trends (07482922);Mar2007, p6 

    The article discusses the cost of labor as an economic inflation indicator in the U.S. It presents the effects of labor compensation growth on productivity. The increase of unit labor cost is speculated to potentially exaggerate the inflationary pressure in the economy. The Employment Cost Index...

  • Building an employee benefit plan. Gray, Andi // Westchester County Business Journal;3/26/2007, Vol. 46 Issue 14, p11 

    The article offers information on building a benefit plan that employees would value and would not cost the company a lot of money. It explains that getting and retaining good employees is essential to hit productivity and quality goals. It describes the two types of employee benefits which is...

  • Can you afford to be ill? Osiowy, Danusia // Cabinet Maker;6/16/2006, Issue 5492, p10 

    The article reports on the benefit of health insurance plans to business owners who want to maintain the productivity of their labor force. The insurance policies have become flexible in catering to the medical needs of individuals. The access to medical care through group insurance also...

  • Productivity in Shipbuilding. ČAGALJ, Ante // Brodogradnja;Jun2009, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p141 

    Equal labour cost competitiveness can be achieved in different environments across the spectrum, for example: high productivity combined with high unit labour costs as in Japan, medium productivity combined with medium unit labour costs, low productivity combined with low unit labour costs as in...

  • Benefit cost gap narrowing for older workers. Stolz, Richard // Ebn.benefitsnews.com;5/13/2015, p1 

    It's a myth that older workers cost significantly more than younger workers, says AARP. And while such a conclusion might be expected from an advocacy group whose members fall into that demographic, it's based on an empirical review of a variety of metrics for employee productivity and cost,...

  • Benefits and rewards can be taxing to employers. Kinsella, Gail // Business Journal (Central New York);8/6/2004, Vol. 18 Issue 32, p22 

    Many employers provide benefits and rewards to their workers. Benefits attract potential employees, build company loyalty, and can encourage productivity and other favorable behaviors. While the general rule is that "gifts" to employees, cash or non-cash, are taxable, the tax law provides...

  • The Importance of Employee Benefits in Earnings Analysis.  // Benefits Quarterly;1990 Third Quarter, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p36 

    Recent reports of growth in the service sector have heightened fears that living standards and wages in the U.S. are declining, because the service sector is associated with lower average wages (at least in part). Earnings analyses concentrating on cash wages have helped to fan this fear. These...

  • Labour costs. Conn, Sarah // Economic & Labour Market Review;Feb2009, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p47 

    Labour costs cover all aspects of costs incurred by employers when employing workers. These include wages and salaries, National Insurance and social contributions, redundancy payments, benefits in kind, overheads and other non-wage components. This article gives a brief overview of the...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics