It is with great pleasure that we present the ninth edition of „Employment in Poland”. The publication has been prepared by the Institute for Structural Research in cooperation with the Warsaw Institute for Economic Studies, for the Human Resources Development Center on the initiative of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy as part of the systemic project named Analysis of the Labour Market Processes and Social Integration in Poland in the Context of Economic Policy.
This edition, entitled Labour in The Age of Structural Change, is devoted to the assessment of structural changes in Poland and other EU and OECD countries, and their impact on the labour markets. The report is divided into four parts. The first part of the report entitled Labour Demand and the Challenges of Restructuring focuses on the changes of the volume and composition of the demand for labour as a result of restructuring processes in the economy in the long term. Apart from the analysis of trends observed so far, we present a projection of labour demand in Poland and other EU countries. In the second part (Labour Supply in the Face of Population Ageing) the analysis of the impact of demographic changes on the changes in the structure of the labour supply in Poland and other EU and OECD countries has been conducted, highlighting the transformations of the labour supply structure with respect to education and including the labour supply forecasts in the future. The third part (Labour in The Green Economy) focuses on the influence that may be exerted on the labour markets in Europe and in Poland by the reconstruction of the economic growth model into more environment-friendly one. The fourth part (The Time of Technology – Labour and Labour Market Institutions in the 21st Century) analyses the challenges resulting from the ICT progress for the labour markets, including the institutional perspective concerning the role that could be played by the labour market institutions, educational policy and the innovation support policy.
Recommendations for public policy are the last part of the report.