New Jobs, Worklessness and Households in Poland
JEL Classification J3, J6, P5
Hartmut Lehmann and Jonathan Wadsworth
Department of Economics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland and
Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics, London.
AbstractHas the new Polish labour market created opportunities for all
or has the distribution of work been split unequally across household types? Are
low unemployment outflows caused by increased congestion from employed job
seekers or by low entry wages relative to benefit levels? Using data from waves
of the Polish Labour Force Survey beginning in May 1992, we document the type of
new jobs created and analyse the household groups most likely to benefit from
the transformation process in order to assess the likely distributional
consequences of the employment generation process.
AcknowledgementsWe are grateful to Tito Boeri for helpful comments and
to GUS for providing the data within the PHARE ACE project No. 94-0578-R.
Financial support from this project is also gratefully acknowledged. The usual