The Impact of Migration on Poland

EU Mobility and Social Change

Anne White, Izabela Grabowska, Pawel Kaczmarczyk, and Krystyna Slany

ISBN: 9781787350687

Publication: September 10, 2018

What is this?

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 EU accession 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, and can be seen as both leveller and eye-opener. While the book focuses mainly on stayers in Poland, and their multiple contacts with Poles in other countries, Chapter 9 analyses ‘Polish society abroad’, a more accurate concept than ‘community’ in countries like the UK, and Chapter 10 considers impacts of immigration to Poland.

The book is written in a lively and accessible style, and will be important reading for anyone interested in the influence of migration on society, as well as students and scholars researching EU mobility, migration theory and methodology, and issues facing contemporary Europe.

Anne White is Professor of Polish Studies and Social and Political Science at UCL's School of Slavonic and East European Studies.

Professor Paweł Kaczmarczyk is an economist and demographer, and Director of the University of Warsaw Centre of Migration Research.

Professor Izabela Grabowska is a sociologist and economist at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw (SWPS), Director of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral School and member of the Centre of Migration Research.

Krystyna Slany is Professor of Sociology at Jagiellonian University Kraków, and specialises in family and gender research.

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, Paweł 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
Paweł 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

Format: Open Access PDF

ISBN: 9781787350687

Publication: September 10, 2018

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