Pauperisation of Employees in the Domestic Labour Market

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Rafał Muster

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The goal of the paper is to show the problem of workers' pauperisation on contemporary labour market in Poland while comparing selected aspects of this phenomenon with the situation on the European Union labour market. Results of European research (EU-SILC survey) concerning the living conditions of the population were used for this purpose It appears that the highest rates of risk of poverty among working population aged 18-64 are reported in Romania, Greece and Spain. On the other hand, this phenomenon is observed in the least degree in the Czech Republic, Finland and Belgium. In Poland, the share of in-work population at risk of poverty in 2014 was on the level of 10.7%, and was slightly higher than EU-mean that reached 9.6%. Results of empirical data generally show similar determinants that affect higher probability of occurrence of the problem both on national, as well as on the European Union labour market, including low level of worker's education, provision of work based on flexible contracts, short job seniority and low labour intensity in household.

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Muster, R. (2016). Pauperisation of Employees in the Domestic Labour Market. Warsaw Forum of Economic Sociology, 7(13), 43-53. Retrieved from https://econjournals.sgh.waw.pl/wfes/article/view/525
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