Demographic changes in Poland ? the regional dimension


  • Anita Richert-Kaźmierska Gdańsk University of Technology



demographic changes, population ageing, regional diversity of ageing


The progressive ageing process concerns both Poland and other Member States of the European Union. In recent years, the share of workers of non-mobile and post-productive age in the total population has been rising, and according to forecasts, in 2035 people aged 45 years and over will represent two-thirds of our society. Since the year 2012, announced the Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations by the European Commission, more and more attention has been paid in the Polish public space to the issues of an ageing society, including its impact on the health of the economy. The article notes that the ageing process does not occur uniformly across all Polish regions, i.e. at the same pace and with the same intensity. The results of studies indicating the regions being most vulnerable to the ageing of the regional community and the negative consequences of this process in the next two decades are presented.


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Richert-Kaźmierska, A. (2015). Demographic changes in Poland ? the regional dimension. Equilibrium. Quarterly Journal of Economics and Economic Policy, 10(1), 113–128.



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