A Continent Moving West?
EU Enlargement and Labour Migration from Central and Eastern Europe
Distributed for Amsterdam University Press
A Continent Moving West? argues that the conceptualization of migration as a one-way or long-term process is becoming increasingly wide of the mark. Rather, east-west labor migration in Europe, in common perhaps with other flows in and from other parts of the world, is diverse, fluid, and influenced by the dynamics of local and sector-specific labor markets and migration-related political regulations.
The papers in this book contribute to critical understanding of the east-west migration within the European Union after the 2004 enlargement, from the new to the old member states.
Godfried Engbersen, Marek Okólski, Richard Black
and Cristina Panţîru
2. Working conditions for Polish construction workers and domestic cleaners in Oslo: Segmentation, inclusion and the role of policy
Jon Horgen Friberg
3. Patterns and determinants of sub-regional migration: A case study of Polish construction workers in Norway
Joanna Napierała and Paulina Trevena
4. What's behind the figures? An investigation into recent Polish migration to the UK
Stephen Drinkwater, John Eade and Michal Garapich
5. Markets and networks: Channels towards the employment of Eastern European professionals and graduates in London
6. 'A van full of Poles': Liquid migration from Central and Eastern Europe
Godfried Engbersen, Erik Snel and Jan de Boom
7. Direct demographic consequences of post-accession migration for Poland
Marta Anacka and Marek Okólski
8. Brains on the move? Recent migration of the highly skilled from Poland and its consequences
9. Skills shortage, emigration and unemployment in Poland: Causes and implications of disequilibrium in the Polish labour market
10. Optimising migration effects: A perspective from Bulgaria
11. Return migration and development prospects after EU integration: Empirical evidence from Bulgaria
Vesselin Mintchev and Venelin Boshnakov
12. Transitioning strategies of economic survival: Romanian migration during the transition process
13. Modernising Romanian society through temporary work abroad
14. Pressure of migration on social protection systems in the enlarged EU
15. The EU Directive on Free Movement: A challenge for the European welfare state?
Notes on contributors