Social consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic for Poles

Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic, economic crisis, society, social support


The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on various areas of life is currently a key issue to which many scientific studies are devoted. This paper deals with social consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for Poles. The purpose of this study is to analyze the effects in this respect. The materials used in the paper are mainly taken from the national literature. In the opinion of the authors of this article, this topic is extremely important, and at the same time, is an actual issue, because the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, and the whole world is struggling with its consequences. As it appeared, the possibility of the second and third waves was indicated from the very beginning of the pandemic. Taking into account the events of the last few months, it can be assumed that an avalanche pandemic increase may be expected at any time. Thus, the implementation of the nationwide surveys may contribute to, the so-called, preparation for the following waves of the coronavirus. The consequences of the epidemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus will be significant and it seems that it may affect all spheres of our lives. Polish society negatively assesses the very balance of the pandemic. The vast majority of them perceive the emergence of the economic crisis and notice the increase in inequality. It should be noted, that a small part of Poles sees some positive outcomes associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. It should be emphasized that the COVID-19 pandemic is not only a serious threat to society in the field of public health, but has also dramatic consequences for other social issues, such as economic security, democracy and gender equality.

Author Biographies

Iwona Dudzik, Bronisław Markiewicz State Higher School of Technology and Economics in Jarosław

PhD, adjunct

Irena Brukwicka, Bronisław Markiewicz State Higher School of Technology and Economics in Jarosław

PhD, adjunct


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Dudzik, I., & Brukwicka, I. (2022). Social consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic for Poles. VUZF Review, 7(2), 53-60.