Economic and Non-Economic Activities of Polish Retirees
A sound diagnosis of the current situation is a precondition for efficient action, and this paper is an attempt to contribute to such a diagnosis. It concentrates on selected kinds of activities of Polish retirees, especially on their (1) continued professional activity; (2) unpaid work for the benefit of other people and organizations; (3) social and political activity. The paper is based on data from the sixth wave of the Polish Panel Survey POLPAN, conducted in 2013. The analyses suggest that (1) slightly fewer than 20% of the investigated retirees were willing to continue their professional activity while being retired, out of whom fewer than a half were successful; (2) unpaid work by the retirees mostly represented their involvement on behalf of their families, rather than institutions or organizations; (3) even though the retirees voted in elections more often than those who lived off their work, and claimed a higher degree of interest in politics, their direct involvement in public affairs was relatively low.