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Mirek Dymitrow

Postdoctoral fellow

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Młodzież z osiedli popegeerowskich a kształtowanie społecznych zasobów lokalnych


  • Jadwiga Biegańska
  • Elżbieta Grzelak-Kostulska
  • Mirek Dymitrow
  • Justyna Chodkowska-Miszczuk
  • Stefania Środa-Murawska
  • Krzysztof Rogatka

Summary, in English

This paper aims to reflect upon the future direction of development in post-PGR (State Agricultural Farms) estates in Poland. Using the estate Chotel (gmina Izbica Kujawska, Kujawsko-Pomorskie voivodship) as a case study, we analyze the current human resources as represented by the local youth. Our point of departure is the assumption that youths, as a social category, will in the nearest future influence the structure of human resources, which in turn will determine both the pace and the direction of change in rural areas. Given that post-PGR estates are considered some of the most problematic settlement forms with respect to rural planning, and given that their adult residents are known to exhibit loose social bonds, intensified enmity and lack of initiative for co-operation, a number of important questions arises. Firstly, what are the specific human resources of youths in post-PGR estates? Secondly, how do these resources differ from those of their parents? Thirdly, do these resources give hope for future melioration of socio-economic problems inherent of post-PGR estates? The conducted analysis is prognosticating – a quality, which otherwise is extremely difficult to obtain in the context of the studied estates.

Publishing year







Studia Obszarów Wiejskich



Document type

Journal article


  • Human Geography




  • ISSN: 1642-4689