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Rural Labour Markets and Peripherization Processes in Poland

  • Krystian HeffnerEmail author
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Part of the Perspectives on Geographical Marginality book series (PGEO, volume 4)

Abstract

Social and economic development as well as living conditions in Poland are to a large extent connected to the situation of the labour market: stability of employment, structure and collocation of work resources, adjustment to changing needs of economy and external conditions, i.e. attractiveness and pull factors of foreign labour markets. Likewise, the development of rural areas is closely related to the success or lack of success in nearby urban centres and strongly dependent on fluctuating rural labour resources as well as on externalities and endogenous conditions of the rural labour market. This study attempts to assesses the trends of the rural labour market in the development of rural areas in Poland, taking into account changes in the countryside labour resources (and therefore labour supply) as well as to examine causes that affect the direction of these changes. It also identifies the conditions and ability to maintain or increase the demand for labour in the countryside due to declining employment in agriculture (particularly stable workplaces in the agricultural and non-agricultural sector in rural areas).

Keywords

Rural labour markets Rural areas Internal and foreign migration Rural peripherality 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of EconomicsKatowicePoland

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