Over the last century the experience of Poland has diverged significantly from that of other Central and Eastern European socialist countries. The relatively slow pace of industrialization, the continuing involvement of the large rural population in small-scale private agriculture, the vast devastation and loss of life during World War II followed by settling newly acquired Western territories, and the strong role of the Roman Catholic Church in contemporary life have all created unique constraints for policy formation.
KeywordsReproductive Behavior Unwanted Pregnancy Maternity Leave Contraceptive Practice Crude Birthrate
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