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NON-AGRICULTURAL RURAL POPULATION IN THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION PERIOD RELATED TO THE POLISH ACCESSION TO THE EUROPEAN UNION

Vol. 2, No 1a, 2009

 

Chapter 5.

 

Non-agricultural rural population in the socio-economic transformation period related to the Polish accession to the European Union

 

Agnieszka Otłowska

 

Abstract. At the end of the 1980s families managing agricultural holdings constituted almost 59% of Polish rural families[1]. 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.

 

Keywords: Rural areas, non-agricultural population, livelihoods.



[1] Data based on IAFE survey 1988.