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Within a single generation, Poland has gone from one of the most egalitarian countries in Europe to one of the most unequal

Bukowski, Pawel and Novokmet, Filip (2019) Within a single generation, Poland has gone from one of the most egalitarian countries in Europe to one of the most unequal. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (02 Dec 2019). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Poland experienced a sharp rise in inequality during its transition from communism to capitalism, and this trend has continued into the 2000s. Pawel Bukowski and Filip Novokmet chart a century of data on Polish inequality to examine the key causes. Their work illustrates the central role of policies and institutions in shaping long-run inequality. This rising inequality and promises to address it through redistributive policies were key factors in the victory of Law and Justice at this year’s Polish election – and they could well be a major feature in the UK’s upcoming election campaign.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2019 The Authors
Divisions: Economics
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2020 09:54
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2020 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/103387

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