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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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: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/aacsb/disciplinebasedresearch
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Economics
ID Code: 48777
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 11 Jul 2011 21:11
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2020 00:26
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/48777

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