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    Statement: Poland.


    [Unpublished] 1999. Presented at the United Nations Commission on Population and Development, Thirty-second session, New York, New York, March 22-31, 1999 3 p.

    The statement of the Polish delegation to the 32nd session of the UN Commission on Population and Development in New York on March 22-24, 1999, is presented. The delegation states that rapid demographic changes have been taking place in Poland in the 1990s. They are running parallel to a socioeconomic transformation that has brought about growth in the gross domestic product (GDP), a drop in the level of inflation, and an increase in the share of services in the GDP accompanied by a fall in the share of industrial and agricultural production. The unemployment rate has been showing a declining tendency. However, a considerable stratification in the standard of living of Polish society has to be noted. In anticipation of a 50% increase in the size of the post-working-age population during the years 1995-2020, the government introduced reform of the old-age pension system on January 1, 1999. The Polish government has also adopted actions aimed at increasing the population through the promotion of activities in its pro-family policy that will indirectly influence the level of fertility. The delegation has presented two documents at the session--The Concept of Implementation in Poland of the Program of Activity of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo and The Demographic Situation in Poland in Annual Reports.
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