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DIFFERENCES IN UNEMPLOYMENT AMONG PERSONS IN A SPECIAL SITUATION ON THE LABOUR MARKET ON THE EXAMPLE OF POLISH PROVINCES

Anna Murawska ()
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Anna Murawska: Jan and Jedrzej Sniadecki University of Science and Technology in Bydgoszcz

Oeconomia Copernicana, 2016, vol. 7, issue 3, pages 375-388

Abstract: The unemployment level in a region and economic activity on the labour market are considered the most important determinants of individuals’ standard of living. The article aims to assess regional differences in indicators characterising the situation on the labour market depending on the selected social and demographic features of the unemployed. In order to achieve this objective, information from secondary sources, primarily statistical yearbooks and other source materials, was used. General data relating to Poland and sixteen provinces was analysed. The assessment of regional differences and the relationship between them used basic indices and ratios in the form of numerical evaluation. Coefficients of intensity, structure, variation and correlation were calculated. Differences in the level of unemployment in Polish provinces depend on such factors as place of residence, age, sex, level of education of the unemployed, seniority and duration of unemployment. Residents of provinces with a favourable situation on the labour market have a notably higher income and standard of living.

Keywords: labour market; unemployment rate; unemployed person; determinants; standard of living (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D12 D14 I31 J21 J64 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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