Large cities in Poland in face of demographic changes

Elżbieta Gołata , Ireneusz Kuropka


The growth of rural population, to the detriment of cities in Poland is caused mainly by agglomeration processes, including suburbanisation. Consequently, intense and sudden changes in demographic structure of large cities and surrounding regions are observed. The paper presents demographic changes in the largest Polish cities. The aim of the study was to verify whether the phenomenon of population aging was more distinct in large cities than in surrounding municipalities. We also aimed to answer the question of how changes in demographic processes should shape the social policy pursued by authorities in large cities. Discussion covers activities rising out of demographic challenges to meet the needs in the field of “services” for children and increasing demand for ventures related to care for the elderly. The analysis includes selected areas of the education, health care and social assistance fields.
Author Elżbieta Gołata (WIiGE / KS)
Elżbieta Gołata,,
- Department of Statistics
, Ireneusz Kuropka - Wroclaw University of Economics
Ireneusz Kuropka,,
Journal seriesBulletin of Geography. Socio-Economic Series, ISSN 1732-4254, e-ISSN 2083-8298, [], (B 15 pkt)
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets0.7
Keywords in Englishlarge cities, demographic changes, suburbanization, social change
ASJC Classification3305 Geography, Planning and Development; 3316 Cultural Studies; 3317 Demography; 3322 Urban Studies
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)15
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 19-12-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 15.0, 19-12-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 2; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.898
Citation count*13 (2021-06-17)
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