As Poland’s population gets older, a demographic crisis is looming

Demographers predict that Poland’s population will continue to decline dramatically, putting economic growth at peril. According to recent statistics, the birth rate in Poland has declined to 1.29 children per woman, which is below the levels of the least fecund nations, like Germany or Italy.

“In 2015 there were 24,4 million people of working age. In 2050 there will be only 19 million such people,” said GUS spokesman Artur Satora.

As Agnieszka Łaszczuk reports, the ageing of Poles also poses a number of challenges related to elderly care.

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