Geographia Polonica (2003) vol. 76, iss. 1

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Selected aspects of present-day changes in Polish rural space

Jerzy Bański

Geographia Polonica (2003) vol. 76, iss. 1, pp. 73-96

Abstract

The article discusses the concept of the rural area, demographic change therein, the development of non-agricultural economic functions, transformations in agri-culture in Poland and its state of readiness for European Union accession. Most attention is thus paid to the agricultural economy.

Keywords: rural areas, agriculture, economic transformation, demographic processes, Poland

Jerzy Bański [jbanski@twarda.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences, 00-818 Warsaw, Twarda 51/55, Poland