(Un)equal wages, incomes and wealth in Poland?

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Zielna Conference Centre

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Zielna 37 Str., Warsaw

The IBS seminar about the economic inequalities in Poland – October 23rd, 2017, Warsaw.
During the seminar we will present the results of the latest research on economic inequality in Poland. We will analyse the differences in trends in wage dispersion, income inequality and wealth inequality in Poland compared to the situation in other European countries. We will also discuss the inequality of opportunity and look at the income share accrued to the top-earning 1% of Poles.   Reflecting on how to tackle inequality we will also discuss one of the instruments considered as a tool for reducing it - the minimum wage. We will present the scale and economic consequences of minimum wage non-compliance, as well as its impact on the size of the gender wage gap.

The detailed agenda is available below.

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The seminar will be hold on October 23rd (12:30-17:00) in Zielna Conference Centre (Zielna 37 Str.) in Warsaw. The seminar language is Polish and English (with translation).

Please confirm your participation at: https://seminariumibs-nierownosci.konfeo.com by  October 19th.

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The seminar will be the part of the 2-days debate on the labour market, inequality and social policy in Poland organised by our Institute. On the 24th of October we invite you for a seminar on the impact of the "Family 500+" Programme on the women’ labour market activity (details).

program
  • 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch and registration

  • 13:30 – 13:40 Introduction

    Iga Magda (Institute for Structural Research – IBS, Warsaw School of Economics – SGH)

  • 13:40 – 15:00 Session I – Diagnosis

    • Is high inequality an issue in Poland?
      Michał Brzeziński (University of Warsaw – UW, Institute for Structural Research – IBS)
    • Top Incomes during Wars, Communism and Capitalism: Poland 1892-2015
      Paweł Bukowski (Centre for Economic Performance – CEP, London School of Economics and Political Science)
    • Is Poland a welfare state?
      Jakub Sawulski (Institute for Structural Research - IBS, Poznań University of Economics and Business)

  • 15:00 – 15:20 Coffee break

  • 15:20 - 16:45 Session II - Solutions

  • 15:20 - 15:45 Gender Dimension of Minimum Wage Non-Compliance

    Karolina Goraus-Tańska (University of Warsaw – UW)

  • 15:45 - 16:45 Can social policy effectively reduce wage or income inequalities?

    Panel discussion with:

    • Marek Kośny (Wrocław University of Economics, National Development Council – NRR)
    • Ryszard Szarfenberg (University of Warsaw – UW, European Anti Poverty Network Poland – EAPN)
    • Michał Brzeziński (University of Warsaw – UW, Institute for Structural Research – IBS)
    • Piotr Lewandowski (Institute for Structural Research – IBS)

    Chair: Grzegorz Siemionczyk (Parkiet, Rzeczpospolita)

  • 16:45 – 17:00 Concluding remarks

    Iga Magda (Institute for Structural Research – IBS, Warsaw School of Economics – SGH)

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