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Heterogeneous determinants of local unemployment in Poland

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  • Piotr Ciżkowicz
  • Michał Kowalczuk
  • Andrzej Rzońca

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We identify determinants of large disparities in local unemployment rates in Poland using panel data on NUTS-4 level (poviats) We find that the disparities are linked to local demographics, education and sectoral employment composition rather than to local demand factors However, the impact of determinants is not homogenous across poviats Where unemployment is low or income per capita is high, unemployment does not depend on the late working-aged share in the population but does depend relatively stronger on the share of early working-aged Where unemployment is high or income per capita is low, unemployment does not depend on education attainment and is relatively less responsive to investment fluctuations Where small farms are present, they are partial absorbers of workers laid off due to investment fluctuation

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  • Piotr Ciżkowicz & Michał Kowalczuk & Andrzej Rzońca, 2014. "Heterogeneous determinants of local unemployment in Poland," NBP Working Papers 188, Narodowy Bank Polski, Economic Research Department.
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    local unemployment; Poland; panel data;

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    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population

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