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The Role of the Labor Market in Making Growth Pro-Poor

Sponsor: Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network


Paper: Economic Growth, Income Distribution and Poverty in Poland During Transition (214kb PDF)
Tuesday September 21st
12.30 - 2.00 pm
Room MC9-W150

Presenter: Pierella Paci (ECSPE)
Discussant: Louise Fox (AFTPM)

The existence of a close link between economic growth and poverty reduction is one of the underlying paradigms of development policy. However, the strength of this link varies substantially across country and over time. The institutions and the performance of the labor market are important factors in explaining this variation and important links in the chain of transmission between growth and poverty reduction. Nevertheless poverty analysis rarely focuses on the labor market.
Using Poland as a case-study, this presentation is designed to show how more detailed attention to labor market dynamics may (i) improve the accuracy of the predictions; (ii) help in identifying the forces underlying poverty dynamics; and (iii) guide policy making towards more effective pro-poor growth strategies.

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