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Public-Sector Wage Premium in Poland


Gabriela Grotkowska

This book assesses the size, structure and evolution of the public-private wage gap in Poland – a country frequently regarded as an example of a successful transition from a centrally planned economy to a market economy. The author extensively elaborates on the issue of the selection of employment, and reviews the available studies concerning the public-private wage gap in developed and developing countries, with a particular attention to the evolution of methodology. Furthermore, the author examines recent empirical studies on the public-sector wage premium. Contrary to former research, they have provided positive estimates of the average public-sector wage premium, with significant differences in terms of employee characteristics and local labour market conditions.

BIC Classifications

  • Economics, finance, business & management (K)
    • Economics (KC)
    • Finance & accounting (KF)

BISAC Classifications

  • Business & Economics (BUS)
    • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General (BUS000000)
    • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Education (BUS024000)
    • Personal Finance (BUS050)
      • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Personal Finance / General (BUS050000)
    • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Public Finance (BUS051000)
    • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development (BUS068000)
    • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics (BUS069020)
    • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / General (BUS070000)

THEMA Classifications

  • Economics, Finance, Business & Management (K)
    • Economics (KC)
    • Finance & accounting (KF)