Title: Expenses and income of Polish households from 1990 to 2006

Authors: Katarzyna Wlodarczyk-Spiewak

Addresses: Faculty of Economics Science and Management, Department of Microeconomics, University of Szczecin, 64 Mickiewicza Str., 71–101 Szczecin, Poland

Abstract: Considerable socio-economic changes occurred in Poland in the period from 1990 to 2006. Final decisions made by households depended on the influence of many different factors that in turn allowed for determining quantitative and qualitative changes in consumption structure. The assessment of changes occurring both in the structure of expenses and income in Polish households required making detailed analyses of statistical materials that had been collected since 1990. The paper aims is presenting the most important changes and tendencies observed after 1990 with reference to the way in which the amount of income and expenses was shaped.

Keywords: households; expenses; income; consumption; consumer behaviour; socio-economic changes; emerging economies; Poland.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEPEE.2008.019267

International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies, 2008 Vol.1 No.2/3, pp.248 - 263

Available online: 04 Jul 2008 *

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