Determinants of Outflows from Unemployment to Employment in Poland
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Publication date: 2003-07-25
GNPJE 2003;185(7-8):47–63
This study is an attempt to carry out an empirical analysis of determinants of outflows from unemployment to employment in Poland in regional perspective. The analyses carried out in the study are based on the so-called augmented matching function. This approach relates outflows from unemployment to such macroeconomic variables as the number of unemployed persons and the number of vacancies, the rate of economic growth and regional diversity of labour market elasticity. The analyses presented in the study, relating to determinants of outflows from unemployment to employment, are based on a cross-section time-series sample composed of observations concerning the above-mentioned macroeconomic variables in regional perspective in 1992-2001. The study presents regional diversity in such macroeconomic variables as rates of unemployment, rates of outflows from unemployment to employment, or vacancy rates during the period analysed by the authors. In the later part of the study the authors present estimated parameters of the augmented matching function in the years 1992 (or 1993) - 2001. The presented statistical analyses are based on constant variation models linked to error-correction models. The study ends with a summary and major conclusions.