Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: NON-AGRICULTURAL RURAL POPULATION IN THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION PERIOD RELATED TO THE POLISH ACCESSION TO THE EUROPEAN UNION
Issue: Vol. 2, No 1a, 2009
Published date: 20-07-2009 (print) / 20-07-2009 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Agnieszka Otłowska
Keywords: Rural areas, non-agricultural population, livelihoods
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2009/2-1a/22
Index PUBMS: 225dccef-aa13-11e7-8eae-080027f4daa0
Language: English
Pages: 189-197 (9)
Website: https://www.economics-sociology.eu/?53,en_non-agricultural-rural-population-in-the-socio-economic-transformation-period-related-to-the-polish-accession-to-the-european-union
Abstract

At the end of the 1980s families managing agricultural holdings constituted almost 59% of Polish rural families. Transformations in agriculture and agrarian structure, changes in production conditions and agricultural products’ sale caused the need to discontime of farming by a number of rural residents and to search for new non-agricultural earning opportunities, which results in the constantly increasing trend as regards the process of non-agricultural rural families group forming. This category has firmly inscribed itself into rural reality and the further social and economic development of rural areas is to a large extent related to non-agricultural population, thanks to whom the pace of positive changes in rural areas and agriculture is still increasing.