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Local unemployment in Poland

Herbst, J and Ingham, H and Ingham, M (2005) Local unemployment in Poland. Working Paper. The Department of Economics, Lancaster University.

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    Abstract

    High unemployment continues to bedevil Poland, although the national picture masks striking spatial differences that this paper seeks to explain using a panel data set for the country’s NUTS 4 level powiats. Given the economy’s somewhat peculiar configuration throughout its communist epoch, emphasis is placed on rural-urban differences. Finding a random effects estimator to be most appropriate for the observations in question, the results indicate that increases in foreign capital, investment and the concentration of agriculture are associated with lower unemployment while its opposite is characteristic, all else equal, of more rural areas and those placing greater reliance on domestic enterprise.

    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Regional unemployment ; agriculture ; rurality ; industrial mix ; migration.
    Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
    Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Economics
    ID Code: 48777
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 11 Jul 2011 22:11
    Refereed?: No
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 11:47
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/48777

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