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Assessing flows out of employment in Poland: evidence from multinomial logit analysis


  • Maciej Bukowski

    (Warsaw School of Economics, Institute for Structural Research)

  • Piotr Lewandowski

    (Warsaw School of Economics, Institute for Structural Research)


This paper investigates the determinants of the flows out of employment in Poland using multinomial logit model based on the individual LFS panel data covering the 1997-2004 period. It focuses on the influence of the personal characteristics, macroeconomic environment, industry restructuring and labor market institutions on the individual's labor market prospects. Special attention is devoted to social security benefits and pensions as co-determinants of labor market behavior of older workers.

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  • Maciej Bukowski & Piotr Lewandowski, 2005. "Assessing flows out of employment in Poland: evidence from multinomial logit analysis," Labor and Demography 0511007, EconWPA, revised 30 Nov 2005.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpla:0511007
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    Labor dynamics; transition economies; job destruction; multinomial logit;

    JEL classification:

    • J2 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor
    • H31 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - Household

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