Regional unemployment in Poland : a legacy of central planning

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Title: Regional unemployment in Poland : a legacy of central planning
Authors: Walsh, Patrick P.
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Date: 2000
Abstract: We model job reallocation and unemployment as outcomes jointly determined by the structure of inherited social capital within a two-sector Optimal Speed of Transition model. Treating regions of Poland as independent labour markets, the socio-economic inheritance of regions is found to be a legacy of planning that determines regional job reallocation rates. In turn, higher rates of (instrumented) regional job reallocation is shown to boost regional unemployment turnover, reduce the duration of frictional and increase the incidence of structural unemployment. At the regional level, the benefit system facilitates the job reallocation process and accumulates out-of–date human capital.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: LICOS Centre for Transition Economics
Series/Report no.: LICOS Discussion Paper; 91/2000
Copyright (published version): 2000, LICOS Centre for Transition Economics
Keywords: Social capitalJob reallocationRegional unemploymentPoland
Subject LCSH: Unemployment--Regional disparities
Infrastructure (Economics)--Poland
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Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Politics and International Relations Research Collection
Geary Institute Research Collection

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