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Transformations  in
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Transformations in
Business & Economics

  • © Vilnius University, 2002-2009
  • © Brno University of Technology, 2002-2009
  • © University of Latvia, 2002-2009
Wage Inequality in Poland from the Globalization Perspective
Maria Piotrowska

ABSTRACT. The primary purpose of this paper is to present the results of an empirical investigation of changes in wage inequality in Poland in a short run between 2002 and 2006. The research look for the theoretical alternatives could be accurate to explain changes in wage inequality in Poland? The analysis is based on two measures of wage inequality: the skill premium and the Gini coefficient and the relative distribution Handcock and Morris method. The findings reveal that technical change has not been large enough to guarantee a shift of skilled labor to high-tech sectors. Majority of tertiary-educated workers have been employed in lower technological sectors. Comparing 2006 and 2002 the skill premium declined in many sectors and in many occupations. Inequality within a group of households with a primary educated head increased in 2006 comparing to 2002. There was polarization of households’ income within a group of elementary occupations.

KEYWORDS: wage inequality, trade, technical change, Poland.

JEL classification: J24, J31, F16, P2.

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