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Trade Protection and Industry Wage Structure in Poland

Chor-ching Goh and Beata S. Javorcik

in Globalization and Poverty

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print April 2007 | ISBN: 9780226317946
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226318004 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226318004.003.0009
Trade Protection and Industry Wage Structure in Poland

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This chapter explores the link between tariff changes and the wages of workers in Poland. The data indicate that workers in sectors that experienced the largest tariff declines experienced the highest increases in wages. Workers in industries with lower tariffs tended to have higher wages. In addition, industries with a greater reduction in tariffs are those with higher proportions of the unskilled. Industry tariffs are negatively correlated with workers' hourly wages, controlling for an individual worker's characteristics, geographic variables, and employment in the private sector. Lower trade protection in Poland has been associated with higher wages for the employed. In general, the results show that a worker's wages are higher in industries with a larger reduction in trade protection, after controlling for the individual worker's characteristics, such as age, education, gender, marital status, geographic variables, and employment in the private sector.

Keywords: trade protection; tariff; wages; Poland; workers; industry; employment; private sector

Chapter.  12805 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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