Unemployment, Migration and the Effects of EU Membership on the Polish Labour Market

  • Zenon Wiśniewski
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The first non-communist government in Poland started the execution of a new economic strategy in the beginning of 1990. The strategy, designed by Leszek Balcerowicz, aimed at the transformation of the economic system. It involved efforts and operations which became crucial for macroeconomic policy as well as for the establishment of new institutions. The programme introduced, although designed by Polish economists, was a typical International Monetary Fund (IMF) adjustment programme. Both its assumptions and accomplishments were monitored and assessed by the IMF (Healey and Wisniewski 1999:127–40).


Labour Market International Monetary Fund Unemployment Benefit Labour Mobility Labour Market Policy 
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