Individual pay and outside options : evidence from the Polish labour force survey

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Title: Individual pay and outside options : evidence from the Polish labour force survey
Authors: Duffy, Fiona
Walsh, Patrick P.
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Date: May-2001
Abstract: Using Polish Labour Force Survey data, we examine whether competition for labour has induced individual pay to depend on outside options, availability and quality of jobs. Exploiting the lack of inter-regional job and worker flows we estimate the elasticity of individual pay, amongst a rich set of individual characteristics, to be approximately -0.1 for local unemployment (job shortages) and + 0.1 for local job reallocation (restructuring). Variations in local labour market conditions explain approximately 50 per cent of the differences in expected individual earnings across regions, while differences in inherited human capital and occupation structures explain the rest.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: Institute for the Study of Labor
Copyright (published version): 2001 The Institute for the Study of Labor
Keywords: Wage determinationUnemploymentJob reallocationPolish regions
Subject LCSH: Labor market--Poland
Regional disparities--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Status of Item: Not peer reviewed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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