Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Economic Transition and Intergenerational Mobility in Poland
Issue: Vol. 10, No 3, 2017
Published date: 10-2017 (print) / 10-2017 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Maria Piotrowska
Wrocław University of Economics

Marek Kośny
Wrocław University of Economics
Keywords: mobility, generations, transition
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2017/10-3/4
Index PUBMS: d1f32e3b-f26b-11e7-9371-fa163e5d4f72
Language: English
Pages: 59-71 (13)
JEL classification: J62, P36

The main aim of the article is to examine intergenerational mobility in the context of relative assessments of financial situations. Using data from the dedicated survey and the mobility measure based on transition matrixes, we try to answer two questions concerning intergenerational mobility in Poland. The first one is whether this phenomenon was affected by the political transformations that took place in Poland in the early 1990s. And the second one is how economic transition affected the financial situation mobility among women. The results show the impact of economic transition on the level of intergenerational mobility and much better adaptation of younger cohorts to market requirements, particularly among women.


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