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The Effects of the Economic and Political Transition on Women and Families in Poland

  • Jill M. Bystydzienski
Part of the International Council for Central and East European Studies book series (ICCEES)

Abstract

This chapter focuses on what I consider to be the most crucial problems facing women and families in Poland, problems which have emerged or have been exacerbated owing to the economic and political changes currently affecting the country. These problems include unemployment and a falling standard of living, the lack of substantial female political representation and the virtual absence of a women’s agenda in the new so-called ‘democratic’ government, the erosion of social welfare provisions which has all but wiped out the meagre gains women achieved under the socialist system, the curtailment of reproductive rights, especially the ban on abortions, and the lack of recognition of violence against women, including domestic violence.

Keywords

Domestic Violence Parliamentary Election Socialist System Political Transition Catholic Church 
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