Old Age and Poverty in Poland, 1945-1989: The Status Regarding Knowledge And Research Problems

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Dariusz Jarosz

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The history of old age has only relatively recently become explored as a research topic in Poland. This sketch focuses on the relationship between old age and poverty in People’s Republic of Poland. Old age, however, was a significant object of interest of the PRL authorities in at least two aspects. The first was the social security system, particularly in relation to old age and disability pensions, and the second, social care for the aged.

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Jarosz, D. (2014). Old Age and Poverty in Poland, 1945-1989: The Status Regarding Knowledge And Research Problems. Studia Historiae Oeconomicae, 32, 49-68. https://doi.org/10.2478/sho-2014-0003
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Dariusz Jarosz, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw

Dariusz Jarosz – Professor of History at the University of Warsaw and the Polish Academy of Sciences. Scientific interests include the history of Poland after 1945 and relationships with Western countries. Selected books include W krzywym zwierciadle. Polityka władz komunistycznych w Polsce w świetle plotek i pogłosek z lat 1949-1956 [Through a Distorting Mirror. The Image of Polish Communist Authorities in the Light of Common Knowledge, 1995], Polacy a stalinizm [Poles and Stalinism 1948-1956], and Mieszkanie się należy... Studium z peerelowskich praktyk społecznych [Apartment to be... Study of social practices in Polish People’s Republic, 2010].