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Institutional determinants of employment in Poland – regional perspective

Beata Woźniak-Jęchorek
Université des Sciences Economiques et de Gestion, Faculté de l’Economie, Département de Macroéconomie et Recherches en Développement
Beata.Wozniak-Jechorek[AT]ue.poznan.pl

Abstract : The article focuses on regional diversity of the Polish Labor Market from in- stitutional perspective. The Polish Labor Market is geographically diverse in terms of unemployment and employment rates, and also in terms of economic development. The question arises whether this difference comes from the structural or institutional sources? The paper describe the character of Polish Labor Market whereas in the second part, it traces the impact of institutional variables such as real wage, Kaitz index and Gender gap on the regional employment rate in 2003–2012 in Poland.

Keywords : labor market, institutional economics, institutions.

JEL Classification : B15, B25, B52, J08.