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Zabezpieczenie emerytalne z perspektywy młodego pokolenia Polaków
Retirement security from the perspective of the young generation of the Poles

Author(s): Ewa Giermanowska
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: The system changes undertaken in Poland, and introduced by the pension reform(1999), violated the fundamental values of the pension system, such as the system stability, its predictability, protection against the risk of poverty in old age, and even the certainty of receiving your benefit. The changes affected in particular the young generation of the Poles who, being threatened with high and persistent unemployment and insecure employment, have lost the ability to raise capital for the old age pension for a large part of their career. This betrayed the young people’s trust in the state, its institutions, structures and rules. More and more often young people do not see any sense in the existence of the public pension system. The loss of trust in the country makes it difficult to build social capital for strengthening social bonds and the formation of citizenship, whereas it is conducive to making decisions about economic emigration.

  • Page Range: 265-280
  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Polish