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Comparison of Women’s Situation in the Labour Market in the Former GDR and Poland

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  • Witkowska Dorota

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Twenty-five years have passed since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the beginning of transition in the former socialist countries. The aim of this research is to find out how women in East Germany and Poland, which followed completely different transformation patterns, have been affected by the introduction of market reforms.

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  • Witkowska Dorota, 2016. "Comparison of Women’s Situation in the Labour Market in the Former GDR and Poland," Comparative Economic Research, De Gruyter Open, vol. 19(2), pages 129-148, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:vrs:coecre:v:19:y:2016:i:2:p:129-148:n:8
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