Trends in the Consumption of Household Durables

Foundations of Management. 2014;6(1):21-44 DOI 10.1515/fman-2015-0002

 

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Journal Title: Foundations of Management

ISSN: 2300-5661 (Online)

Publisher: Sciendo

Society/Institution: Warsaw University of Technology

LCC Subject Category: Social Sciences: Industries. Land use. Labor: Management. Industrial management | Social Sciences: Commerce: Business

Country of publisher: Poland

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

Piekut Marlena (Warsaw University of Technology, College of Economics and Social Sciences, Warsaw, Poland)
Walczak Renata (Warsaw University of Technology, College of Economics and Social Sciences, Warsaw, Poland)
Felic Barbara (Warsaw University of Technology, College of Economics and Social Sciences, Warsaw, Poland)
Krzętowska Agnieszka (Warsaw University of Technology, College of Economics and Social Sciences, Warsaw, Poland krzetowska)
Grabowska Magdalena (Warsaw University of Technology, College of Economics and Social Sciences, Warsaw, Poland)
Kludacz Magdalena (Warsaw University of Technology, College of Economics and Social Sciences, Warsaw, Poland)
Chybicki Grzegorz (Warsaw University of Technology, College of Economics and Social Sciences, Warsaw, Poland)

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Time From Submission to Publication: 12 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

The aim of the paper is the analysis of the household use of durables in Poland and other European countries. Relatively, the highest amount of money for household furnishing with durables was spent by the Bulgarians and the Italians (more than 7% of the total household expenses). In Poland, the highest expenditure occurred for the wealthiest households and those where the head of the household had a university degree while the least money was spent in numerous-family households. The best equipped households (quantity wise) were such that had one or two children and those where the household head had a university degree. The cluster analysis allowed distinguishing household groups of similar durables ownership level. These groups may be treated as consumer segments. The presented analyses also indicate the trends of the Polish consumers regarding the possession of durables.