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Poland's population on the rise


peterweg 36 | 2,315    
3 Mar 2013  #1
Poland’s population on the rise
February 21, 2013

After a period of decline, the population of Poland started to increase, although the advance has been slim, according to the latest report by the National Institute of Public Health (NIZP).

After a decline between 1996 and 2007, Poland's population picked up and stood at 38.3 million in 2012. The process continues despite the fact that more people leave Poland than come to the country. This is due to the population growth, the report said.

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Maybe 12 | 409    
3 Mar 2013  #2
Hurray!
OP peterweg 36 | 2,315    
3 Mar 2013  #3
After a period of decline, the population of Poland started to increase, although the advance has been slim, according to the latest report by the National Institute of Public Health (NIZP).

Wroclaw 44 | 5,389    
3 Mar 2013  #4
Poland’s population on the rise

I have my doubts.

children born abroad and then registered at an address in Poland.
PennBoy 76 | 2,438    
3 Mar 2013  #5
Poland's population picked up and stood at 38.3 million in 2012.

Yea but is this due to natural increase, more babies born, or Poles returning home from abroad or immigration to Poland from other countries?
OP peterweg 36 | 2,315    
3 Mar 2013  #6
Yes, all of them.

Its actually says its due to population growth - i.e. more babies.

Which fits my experience of a overcrowded maternity ward in November.
ufo973 10 | 89    
4 Mar 2013  #7
OMG i was just about to start a new thread on WHY POLAND HAS SO BIG POPULATION?
while most of it's neighboring countries has very small population like belarus 9 million, bulgaria 7 million even the Romania which is a big country has only 21 million population?
Bieganski 17 | 906    
4 Mar 2013  #8
Poland's economy has done very well compared to it's neighbors in the past several years. The population rise is not surprising as couples would feel more secure about their future and having the means to raise children.
legend 3 | 669    
4 Mar 2013  #9
So this is not because of immigrants from outside of Poland?
TheOther 5 | 3,679    
4 Mar 2013  #10
Poland's economy has done very well compared to it's neighbors in the past several years. The population rise is not surprising as couples would feel more secure about their future and having the means to raise children.

Increasing wealth and women having their own career are usually factors that are responsible for postponing parenthood and a low birth rate. Must be something else in Poland - my guess would be religious reasons or favoring a more traditional lifestyle compared to the west.
Bieganski 17 | 906    
4 Mar 2013  #11
The article was very brief and gave little detail.

It would be interesting to know if more and more couples just had one child or if existing parents of at least one child decided to have another. Again, beneficial economic changes in Poland would be conducive to having one or more child. Some couples put their careers before family. Others may have reached where they want to be financially and decided to have children before the proverbial biological clock ran out.
Monitor 14 | 1,821    
4 Mar 2013  #12
Poland has more emigration than imigration. The reason for population increase could be that after 2nd world war was baby boom, later this people at the beginning of 80' had their own baby boom children. And now this children are starting to having their children, but of course less, because of current style and emigration.
jon357 64 | 14,382    
4 Mar 2013  #13
There was a huge baby boom a few years ago. Those people are now starting families. Simple, really.
TheOther 5 | 3,679    
4 Mar 2013  #14
There was a huge baby boom a few years ago.

When? Since 1995 the population seems to be decreasing: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Poland-demography.png
jon357 64 | 14,382    
4 Mar 2013  #15
Early/mid 80s.
TheOther 5 | 3,679    
4 Mar 2013  #16
I don't see a baby boom in that curve; just a constant growth of the population.

Anyway, I would be interested in some statistics that doesn't include the Poles who are living abroad at the moment. Would we still see a population growth at home?
jon357 64 | 14,382    
4 Mar 2013  #17
I don't see a baby boom in that curve; just a constant growth of the population.

These guys do, among others. All those long dark nights at home

Two main groups account for the rise in births in Poland. One is the people born during the baby boom of the early 1980s.

This young man got married a year ago when he and his fiancee were 21. Today they are awaiting a baby.

"We have each other, we have jobs to support the two of us, so we can afford a baby. This is natural and we are very happy."

networkeurope.radio.cz/feature/why-is-po land-going-through-a-baby-boom

Have a look here too. Quite interesting reading.

ier.hit-u.ac.jp/pie/stage1/Japanese/seminar/workshop040220/Fratczak.pdf

This one's interesting. The graph on p. 7 shows the boom in live births between 80 and 85.

demographic-research.org/volumes/vol19/22/19-22.pdf
Monitor 14 | 1,821    
4 Mar 2013  #18
You don't see baby boom in 80' because you're looking wrong graph :) Look at mine - number of children born in given year and not population, which is more complex parameter.
TheOther 5 | 3,679    
4 Mar 2013  #19
Something is not quite right here. If there was a baby boom over the course of several years, the overall demographic chart should show a spike, but it doesn't.
jon357 64 | 14,382    
5 Mar 2013  #20
Not necessarily. There are at least two reasons why it might not.
TheOther 5 | 3,679    
5 Mar 2013  #21
Increased death rate and increased emigration where Poles give up their passports. First one is unlikely, the second one I don't know - at least not for the time before 1989. Do you know whether Poland counts its expats which are still Polish citizens but have lived abroad for an extended period of time?
jon357 64 | 14,382    
5 Mar 2013  #22
Both right!
milky 13 | 1,657    
31 Mar 2013  #23
Poland's population on the rise
nonsense
ufo973 10 | 89    
1 Apr 2013  #24
Hurray!

Hurray? there is no jobs for 14% of the population while uk and gemany's labour market is full of Poles, and you want more o.O


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