Electronic Journal of Polish Agricultural Universities (EJPAU) founded by all Polish Agriculture Universities presents original papers and review articles relevant to all aspects of agricultural sciences. It is target for persons working both in science and industry,regulatory agencies or teaching in agricultural sector. Covered by IFIS Publishing (Food Science and Technology Abstracts), ELSEVIER Science - Food Science and Technology Program, CAS USA (Chemical Abstracts), CABI Publishing UK and ALPSP (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publisher - full membership). Presented in the Master List of Thomson ISI.
2001
Volume 4
Issue 2
Topic:
Economics
ELECTRONIC
JOURNAL OF
POLISH
AGRICULTURAL
UNIVERSITIES
Sawicka J. 2001. THE ROLE OF RURAL WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN POLAND, EJPAU 4(2), #01.
Available Online: http://www.ejpau.media.pl/volume4/issue2/economics/abs-01.html

THE ROLE OF RURAL WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN POLAND

Janina Sawicka

 

ABSTRACT



The paper presents the background of rural women situation in Poland in 90. Traditional rural development associated with the development of the agricultural sector that provides employment for most rural inhabitants is nowadays a thing of the past. Currently, with increased productivity and efficiency of the labour force employed in the sector, the number of people employed mainly in agriculture within the structure of rural population is going down. The future of rural communities, also in Poland, will to a lesser extent depend on agriculture only. Thus, what we need is a new look at work and employment including womenĺs work in the rural environment in the context of its multi-functional development.

Key words: Labour market in Poland, equal opportunities for women, rural development.