Polish Farmers are Young and Rich

New Generation

New Generation

Ten years after Poland’s accession to the European Union, Polish farmers have become one of the most well-off social groups, according to Dziennik Gazeta Prawna following the results of research by the Central Statistical Office (GUS). Farming households have access to larger sums of money than households of regularly employed persons or entrepreneurs. Last year, the monthly discretionary income of farming households reached PLN 5,044 (after taxes, social insurance contributions and health insurance). This is about PLN 755 more than regular households according to GUS research. In the years 2003-2013, the average discretionary income of farming households increased nominally by 152%. Therefore, it is not surprising that increasingly more farmers are satisfied with their lives. The percentage of farmers who consider their life situation to be good or very good is growing rapidly and has already reached 40%. What is more, Polish farmers are the youngest in the EU; every seventh farmer is not yet 35.
polska.newsweek.pl

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