Welfare and the Labor Market in Poland: Social Policy during Economic Transition
AbstractThis report assesses the changes in social welfare and policy that have taken place in Poland during the economic transition. It aims to test the main hypotheses concerning changes in the role of the welfare state, workings of the labor market, the distributional consequences of transition, and more generally about the winners and losers in transition. Chapter one examines trends in social expenditure during economic transition. Chapter two focuses on changes in the labor market, including emerging risks and opportunities. Chapter three explores distributional consequences of transition.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by World Bank - Technical Papers in its series Papers with number 417.
Length: 95 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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SOCIAL WELFARE ; POLAND ; ECONOMIC POLICY;
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- H53 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs
- O52 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Europe
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- Luttmer, Erzo F.P., 2001. "Measuring poverty dynammics and inequality in transition economies - disentangling real events from noisy data," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2549, The World Bank.
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