Earnings inequality and transition : a regional analysis of Poland

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dc.contributor.author Sibley, Christopher W.
dc.contributor.author Walsh, Patrick P.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-02T11:38:21Z
dc.date.available 2009-04-02T11:38:21Z
dc.date.copyright 2002 The Institute for the Study of Labor en
dc.date.issued 2002-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/990
dc.description.abstract In this paper we estimate the impact of transition on earnings inequality using data across Polish regions 1994-1997. Our central result is that earnings inequality is higher in regions that are more advanced in restructuring (higher labour productivity/job reallocation rates), controlling for unobservable regional fixed effects. At the national level rapid growth does not seem to be associated with earnings inequality. This aggregate relationship is shown to be misleading. The positive relationship between earnings inequality and the stage of transition across regions remains when we apply an infrastructure-deficit based instrumental variable approach to allow for reverse causality. en
dc.format.extent 4304 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Institute for the Study of Labor en
dc.relation.ispartofseries IZA Discussion Paper en
dc.relation.ispartofseries No. 441 en
dc.subject Earnings inequality en
dc.subject Transition en
dc.subject Polish regions en
dc.subject.classification D31 en
dc.subject.classification O15 en
dc.subject.classification E64 en
dc.subject.classification J6 en
dc.subject.classification J31 en
dc.subject.lcsh Wage differentials--Poland en
dc.subject.lcsh Income distribution--Poland en
dc.subject.lcsh Labor mobility--Poland en
dc.title Earnings inequality and transition : a regional analysis of Poland en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.internal.authorurl Patrick P. Walsh en
dc.internal.authorurl http://www.ucd.ie/research/people/politicsintrelations/professorpatrickpaulwalsh/ en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0027 en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions ftp://repec.iza.org/RePEc/Discussionpaper/dp441.pdf en
dc.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Sibley|Christopher W.|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Walsh|Patrick P.|aut|UCD0027

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