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System zabezpieczenia emerytalnego a starzenie się społeczeństwa w Polsce
Pension security system and aging society in Poland

Author(s): Marta Maier
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego we Wrocławiu
Keywords: aging population; demographic changes; pension system

Summary/Abstract: The second demographic transition refers to changes in fertility pattern, i.e., birth rate drop and the shift of the dominant of childbearing age. The recovery process across generations remains below the replacement of generations rate. Demographic changes are accompanied by a continuous lengthening of the human life, which is connected with the rapid growth of an aging population and decrease in the number of people of working age. Heavy burden of the pension system becomes a threat to the preservation stability. Retirement age needs to be modified, so that the life span extension become synonymous with elderly prolonged activity. It is necessary to take the action in order to maintain appropriate balance between number of people of working age and those who have been retired. This article provides the proper approach to demographic structure changes and its impact on retirement plan system in Poland. The purpose of this article is to present the impact of an aging population on the pension system in Poland. The scope of the study includes a literature review and use of the data of the Central Statistical Office.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 451
  • Page Range: 230-239
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish