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Impact of Migration on Poland

EU Mobility and Social Change

How has the international mobility of Polish citizens intertwined with other influences to shape society, culture, politics, and economics in contemporary Poland?

The Impact of Migration on Poland offers a new approach for understanding how migration affects sending countries and provides a wide-ranging analysis of how Poland has changed, and continues to change, since accession to the European Union in 2004. The authors explore an array of social trends and their causes before using in-depth interview data to illustrate how migration contributes to those causes. They address fundamental questions about whether and how Polish society is becoming more equal and more cosmopolitan, arguing that for particular segments of society migration does make a difference. While the book focuses mainly on those who have stayed in Poland, and their contacts with Poles in other countries, it also analyzes Polish society abroad, a concept that is a far more accurate description than “community” in countries such as the UK.

276 pages | 6.14 x 9.21 | © 2018

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Table of Contents

"1 How are countries affected by migration? An ‘inside-out’ approach to change in sending and receiving countries
Anne White
2 The impact of migration from and to Poland since EU accession
Anne White, Izabela Grabowska, Pawel Kaczmarczyk and Krystyna Slany
3 Literature review and theory: The impact of migration on sending countries, with particular reference to Central and Eastern Europe
Anne White and Izabela Grabowska
4 Social remittances: Channels of diffusion
Izabela Grabowska
5 Post-accession migration and the Polish labour market: Expected and unexpected effects
Pawel Kaczmarczyk
6 Family relations and gender equality in the context of migration
Krystyna Slany
7 Lifestyles, livelihoods, networks and trust
Anne White
8 Culture and identity
Anne White
9 Polish society abroad
Anne White
10 The impact of migration into Poland by non-Poles
Anne White
11 Developing an ‘inside-out’ approach: A transnational sociology of sending countries
Anne White"

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