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What Happened to the Middle Class in the New Market Economies? The Case of Croatia and Poland


Tomić, Iva; Tyrowicz, Joanna
What Happened to the Middle Class in the New Market Economies? The Case of Croatia and Poland // Croatian economic survey ..., 12 (2010), 1; 9-44 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
What Happened to the Middle Class in the New Market Economies? The Case of Croatia and Poland

Autori
Tomić, Iva ; Tyrowicz, Joanna

Izvornik
Croatian economic survey ... (1330-4860) 12 (2010), 1; 9-44

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Middle class ; wage inequality ; labor market ; transition ; Croatia ; Poland

Sažetak
Transition countries are believed to have undergone significant social and economic structural changes. Indeed, the early transition resulted in the modification of ownership structure and recognized processes of labor reallocation as well as in rapid educational booms in many Central and Eastern Europe countries. In this paper we shed some light on the changes regarding the size and composition of the middle class in two transition countries, Croatia and Poland, in the period 1995-2008. In general, the size of the middle class – as defined by individuals with wages around the median – decreased in Poland roughly between 2000 and 2001, while in Croatia it returned to its initial, mid 1990s levels despite a temporary drop in the size. Our analysis of consecutive Labor Force Surveys suggests that the composition of the middle class underwent no serious structural changes over the past decade. The most important finding is that highly skilled workers have moved above the position of middle class in Croatia, while in Poland they have mostly extended the middle class.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Ekonomija



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Projekt / tema
002-0022469-2462 - Socioekonomski aspekti nezaposlenosti, siromaštva i društvene isključenosti (Maja Vehovec, )

Ustanove
Ekonomski institut, Zagreb

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Iva Tomić, (302255)

Časopis indeksira:


  • Scopus
  • EconLit


Uključenost u ostale bibliografske baze podataka:


  • ABI/INFORM
  • EconLit
  • IBSS - The International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
  • JEL
  • e-JEL
  • EBSCO