Business Demography in Poland and EU

Aneta Ptak-Chmielewska, Warsaw School of Economics

In Poland in 2009-2010 we observe consequences of global financial crises in local economy. Experts predict temporary reverse trend or end of the crises in our country. Such deep changes on the market imposed changes in enterprises’ population dynamics in Poland. Dynamics of enterprises’ population measured by demographic indicators is a good measure of economic changes and its’ influence on the enterprises’ market. Some conclusions come from correlations between determinants of birth rates and economic situation. Positive but not very strong correlation was confirmed between unemployment and birth rate what is explained by strong motivation to self-employment in case of people who lost their jobs. High level of economic development supports establishment of new enterprises. Some researchers confirm strong relationship between dynamics of enterprises’ population and economic growth also in Poland. Deep analysis of the trend in time of this correlation let us to confirm those conclusions.

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Presented in Session 86: Applying Demography to Business Challenges