One of weaknesses of the Polish agriculture is its fragmented agrarian structure, determinated by economic (low level of economic development, high volume of labour resources), social and cultural factors, resulting in the low competitiveness of that national economy sector. Aiming at production resources concentration in agriculture the Polish Parliament has passed in 2001 an Act on early retirement pensions scheme in agriculture. By its virtue farmers were entitled to transfer their holdings in 2002-2004 to other farms in exchange for the early retirement pensions. The paper aims at evaluation of impact of the early retirement pensions scheme on agrarian restructurisation in the Polish agriculture. The analyses show that the scheme in question did not fulfill the intended aims and functions (structural and social). The direct reason of that were a defective implementation of its mechanisms and disregardingo the economic, social and cultural determinants of the scheme on its preparatory stage
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