Women in the Polish Labour Market: Is Transition a Threat?

  • Mike Ingham
  • Hilary Ingham
  • Anna Karwinńska
  • Grzegorz Węctawowicz


The preceding papers in this volume serve as ample testimony to the fact that progress — economic, political or social — in the transition countries has not been as impressive as had been initially hoped. What has not so far received emphasis is that, in virtually every case, it has been developments on the labour market which represent the most conspicuous example of the costs imposed by the systemic change. This has been particularly true in the case of Poland where the emergence of mass unemployment was an almost immediate consequence of the launch of the Balcerowicz Plan in January 1990. Furthermore, the recent reductions in the numbers registered as jobless are too small to be hailed as a long-awaited breakthrough.


Labour Market Private Sector Unemployment Benefit Labour Force Survey Socialist System 
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  • Mike Ingham
  • Hilary Ingham
  • Anna Karwinńska
  • Grzegorz Węctawowicz

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