In the first part of the seminar the results of the latest research on economic inequality in Poland were presented. We focused on the differences in trends in wage dispersion, income inequality and wealth inequality in Poland compared to the situation in other European countries. We also discussed about: the inequality of income opportunities, the income share accrued to the top-earning 1% of Poles, public expenditure, minimum wage and gender pay gap.
We encourage to read materials connected with presented results:
- Michał Brzeziński (WNE UW, IBS) - Is high inequality an issue in Poland? (see IBS Policy Paper)
- Paweł Bukowski (LSE) - Top Incomes during Wars, Communism and Capitalism: Poland 1892-2015 (article)
- Jakub Sawulski (IBS, UEP) - Is Poland a welfare state? (see IBS Policy Paper)
- Karolina Goraus-Tańska (WNE UW) - Non-compliance of the minimum wage and wage gap between women and men in Europe (only in Polish)
In the second part of the seminar Michał Brzeziński (University of Warsaw, Institute for Structural Research – IBS), Marek Kośny (Wrocław University of Economics, National Development Council – NRR), Piotr Lewandowski (Institute for Structural Research – IBS) and Ryszard Szarfenberg (University of Warsaw, EAPN Poland) discussed about the policy instruments which could be used to reduce the level of inequality, inequality in access to education, basic income etc. The discussion was chaired by Grzegorz Siemionczyk (Pariet, Rzeczpospolita).
The summary of the seminar is available on the event website → see
photos: Kuba Kiljan (photo gallery)
*The seminar was financially supported by the Minister of Science and Higher Education in Poland from resources for science dissemination (No. 892/P-DUN/2017).