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dc.contributor.authorNewell, Andrewen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1989-1998en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:19:35Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:19:35Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/21118-
dc.description.abstractThis paper seeks to document and analyse changes in the distribution of wages and employment in the transition countries since the collapse of communism. Most countries experienced an increase in wage inequality during the initial shock of the transition. Proximate causes of this increase seem to be sectoral shifts in employment and increasing inter-industry wage differentials. In Eastern Europe, where economic growth has restarted, there have been further increases in income inequality. These changes are arguably the best guide to future trends in the wage distribution. Taking the case of Poland, rising inequality appears to be entirely accounted for by an increased incidence of workless households. This rise in workless households derives from two phenomena: rising participation in post-compulsory education and earlier retirement. Also in Poland, though there is no change in hourly wage inequality, structural change has had clear impacts of the distribution of wages with increased wage premia to education, to growing sectors and geographically advantaged regions in the economy and to senior occupations.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 267en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.jelP2en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordWage distributionen_US
dc.subject.keywordinequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordtransitionen_US
dc.subject.keywordand structural changeen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommensverteilungen_US
dc.subject.stw√úbergangswirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitslosigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwSektorale Lohnstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwStrukturwandelen_US
dc.subject.stwOsteuropaen_US
dc.subject.stwPolenen_US
dc.titleThe Distribution of Wages in Transition Countriesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn331470136en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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