Barbara Szejgiec-Kolenda

Articles

Demographic processes in Poland in the years 1946-2016 and their consequences for local development: Current state and research perspectives

Przemysław Śleszyński, Rafał Wiśniewski, Barbara Szejgiec-Kolenda

Geographia Polonica (2018) vol. 91, iss. 3, pp. 317-334 | Full text
doi: https://doi.org/10.7163/GPol.0123

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Abstract:

The article presents the main topics and evolution of scholars' views on the impact of demographic phenomena and processes on broadly understood local development in Poland. The seventy-year post-war period (1946‑2016) was examined. First, three categories of demographic changes were identified and analysed: (1) demographic development and population concentration (2) depopulation processes and (3) population ageing. Next, the impact of these changes on socio-economic development, mainly on a local scale, was established. The following topics were taken into account: social insurance system, labour markets, consumer demand, demand for public services, impact of population change on local spatial development and planning,and local government public finance.

Keywords: demographic processes, local development, urbanisation, depopulation, population ageing

Przemysław Śleszyński [psleszyn@twarda.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences, Twarda 51/55, 00‑818 Warsaw: Poland
Rafał Wiśniewski [rafwis@twada.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences, Twarda 51/55, 00‑818 Warsaw: Poland
Barbara Szejgiec-Kolenda [b.szejgiec@twarda.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences, Twarda 51/55, 00‑818 Warsaw: Poland

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Population changes and population ageing in Poland between 1960 and 2011

Rafał Wiśniewski, Barbara Szejgiec-Kolenda, Przemysław Śleszyński

Geographia Polonica (2016) vol. 89, iss. 2, pp. 259-265 | Full text
doi: https://doi.org/10.7163/GPol.0056

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The paper presents a study of changes in the overall population of Poland and in the number and proportion of the 60+ age group. Popular census data spanning the period 1960-2011 was analysed at the level of commune-equivalent units (LAU 2). The study identified 9 types of communes based on two criteria: absolute population change and the proportion of the 60+ age group.

Keywords: population ageing, depopulation, concentration, demographic typology

Rafał Wiśniewski [rafwis@twada.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences Twarda 51/55, 00‑818 Warsaw: Poland
Barbara Szejgiec-Kolenda [b.szejgiec@twarda.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences, Twarda 51/55, 00‑818 Warsaw: Poland
Przemysław Śleszyński [psleszyn@twarda.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences, Twarda 51/55, 00‑818 Warsaw: Poland