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Labour flows into and out of Polish agriculture: a micro-level analysis

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  • H Ingham
  • M Ingham

Notwithstanding its admission to the EU, agricultural restructuring and sustainable rural development remain as major transition challenges confronting Poland. Achieving these joint goals will necessitate major labour flows from farming into other occupations and sectors. This paper employs a multinomial logit model on Labour Force Survey data to analyse mobility in the agricultural labour market. Its major finding is that of a largely stagnant pool of farm workers into and out of which are small flows that are insufficient to bring about the requisite change without explicit, perhaps radical policy intervention.

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Paper provided by Lancaster University Management School, Economics Department in its series Working Papers with number 563462.

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Date of creation: 2005
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