Special Report on
High unemployment in Poland
High unemployment in Poland - Trends
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Poland is widely regarded as one of the most successful transition economies, with GDP per-capita in 2005 some 50 per cent above 1990 levels. On the other hand, according to the World Bank’s November 2005 regional poverty study, Poland is one of two countries in the Europe and CIS region in which absolute poverty rates have risen in recent years.1 Poland’s labour market trends may well have something to do with this: Polish unemployment rates have been among Europe’s highest since the mid-1990s. Improvements in the areas of poverty and social inclusion in Poland are unlikely if the unemployment situation is not addressed. What ...
carries an interview with Leszek Balcerowicz, the man who administered economic "shock therapy" to Poland, freeing the market almost overnight in 1990. To some he is a bete noire; for others an economic genius. The interrogation was carried out by Slawomir Popowski and Dariusz Rosiak. Balcerowicz invited the reader to look at developed countries with particularly high structural unemployment, a problem which mainly concerns, he says, three countries: Italy, France and Germany. Social interventionism by the state is the cause of the great social problem there that is unemployment. ... Read More
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