Changes and Evaluation of Selected Aspects of the Quality Of Life of seniors in Poland
Agnieszka Tarnowska , Anna Kowalska
AbstractPoland, like most European countries, belongs to aging societies. In 2050, it will be in the top ten countries in the world with the largest percentage of older people, reaching 39.5% of the population. The quality of life of older people was initially only mentioned in the medical context. The aim of the article was an attempt to assess those quality of life factors that seniors consider important. Objective factors were examined, i.e. the material situation, the correctness of the diet affecting health and the frequency of social contacts. Then the subjective ratings of seniors regarding these areas of their lives were analysed. The study was based on the subject literature and the results from two cyclical surveys: survey of household budgets in Poland and the European Quality of Life Survey. The results of the analyses indicate an improvement in the income situation of seniors' households in Poland and a reduction in the share of key expenditures in disposable income. Since 2003, the level of satisfaction with the financial situation among Polish pensioners has clearly increased. The diet of the elderly differ from the recommendations of nutritionists, and yet self-assessment of the health state of this group of people has improved slightly. There were changes in social contacts. Family relations are loosened, but Polish seniors maintain more relationships with friends and neighbors.
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|Book||Soliman Khalid S. (eds.): Innovation Management and Education Excellence through Vision 2020. Proceedings of the 31st International Business Information Management Association Conference (IBIMA) , 2018, International Business Information Management Association (IBIMA), ISBN 978-0-9998551-0-2, 6739 p.|
|Keywords in English||seniors, quality of life, financial situation, diet, social contacts|
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