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The labor market in Poland, 2000−2016

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  • Piotr Lewandowski

    (Institute for Structural Research (IBS), Poland, and IZA, Germany)

  • Iga Magda

    (Warsaw School of Economics and Institute for Structural Research, Poland)

Abstract

In the early 2000s, Poland’s unemployment rate reached 20%. That is now a distant memory, as employment has increased noticeably and the unemployment rate has dropped to 5%. However, most of the net job creation has consisted of temporary jobs. Labor market segmentation has become an issue and an important factor behind wage inequality. Labor force participation of older workers increased after reforms aimed at prolonging careers, but the recent reversal of the statutory retirement age leaves Poland vulnerable to the effects of population aging.

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  • Piotr Lewandowski & Iga Magda, 2018. "The labor market in Poland, 2000−2016," IZA World of Labor, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), pages 426-426, February.
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