Geographia Polonica (1986) vol. 52

Structural changes of economy and regional development inequalities

Andrzej Wróbel

Geographia Polonica (1986) vol. 52, pp. 147-152 | Full text

The subject of the present paper is the effect of changes in the sectoral structureof activities on the spatial structure of the economy in the stage of transitionfrom traditional agricultural to modern industrial society. The structural changesin the national economy, constituting both the conditions and the outcome of theprocess of economic development, comprise — in broad categories of sectors ofeconomy and in terms of employment — the increasing share of employment inindustry and services as well as the decreasing share of employment in agriculture,resulting from relatively high rates of growth in the two former sectors and low,or negative, growth rates in the agricultural sector.

Andrzej Wróbel, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences, Twarda 51/55, 00‑818 Warszawa, Poland