Geographia Polonica (1992) vol. 59

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Spatial population mobility in Poland, 1952-1985

Andrzej Gawryszewski

Geographia Polonica (1992) vol. 59, pp. 69-78

Abstract

This paper contains a summary of a larger study (Gawryszewski 1989). The study consists of three parts: the first, most extensive part is devoted to permanent migration; the second part — to commuting to work; and the third part — to other forms of spatial population mobility, i.e. the students' migration and commuting to school, tourist/recreational migration, and pilgrimages to sanctuaries.

The main aims of the study are:

  • to describe spatial patterns of different types of migration vis-a-vis national socio--economic change on the basis of the available unified statistical material, using a possibly long time-horizon;
  • to identify changes in the intensity and range (distance) of those movements;
  • to propose a hierarchical regionalization of permanent migration based on inter--voivodship flows, using the Slater method, as well as to identify the stage by the process of modernization of spatial mobility which has been reached in Poland.

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Andrzej Gawryszewski, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization. Polish Academy of Sciences. Warsaw. Poland