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Polish Labour Market Institutions on the Road to the EU


  • Bentolila, S.


Poland's current challenge is to somplete its transition to a fully developed market economy, while advancing towards integration into the European Union. This paper is devoted to analyzing the Polish labor market's main institutions, circa 1995, in the areas of labor reallocation, wage setting, labor supply, and labor market regulations. In each of these areas, policy recommendations are proposed in order to reform them, so as to reduce unemployment and enhace Poland's chances to a successful accession to the EU.

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  • Bentolila, S., 1997. "Polish Labour Market Institutions on the Road to the EU," Papers 9712, Centro de Estudios Monetarios Y Financieros-.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:cemfdt:9712

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    1. World Bank, 2001. "Poland - The Functioning of the Labor, Land and Financial Markets : Opportunities and Constraints for Farming Sector Restructuring," World Bank Other Operational Studies 15457, The World Bank.

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    JEL classification:

    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J38 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Public Policy


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