Polish Migration to the UK in the 'New' European Union by Kathy Burrell

By Kathy Burrell

Because the 2004 growth of the ecu Union over part one million Polish migrants have registered to paintings within the uk, constituting one of many greatest migration activities in modern Europe. Drawing on examine undertaken throughout quite a lot of disciplines - heritage, economics, sociology, anthropology, movie stories and discourse research - and concentrating on either the Polish and British points of this phenomenon - either emigration and immigration - this edited assortment investigates what's really new approximately this migration movement, what its factors and outcomes are, and the way those migrants' lives have replaced via relocating to the uk. because the first e-book to accommodate Polish migration to the uk, "Polish Migration to the united kingdom" within the 'New' eu Union will attract students throughout more than a few social sciences, whose paintings matters migration and the migration strategy.

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And W ills, J. (2006), Work and Survival Strategies among Low Paid Migrants in London (L ondon: Queen Mary, University of L ondon). Davies, N . (1981), God’s Playground: A History of Poland in Two Volumes (O xford: Clarendon). , E ade, J. and G arapich, M. (2006), Poles Apart? EU Enlargement and the Labour Market Outcomes of Immigrants in the UK. html>, accessed 23 May 2007. Düvell, F. (2004), Polish Undocumented Immigrants, Regular High-skilled Workers and Entrepreneurs in the UK. Prace Migracyjne S eries N o.

The significance of this flow becomes indisputable when it is compared with movements from countries which have traditionally provided the pool of foreign labour for the United Kingdom. According to the National Insurance number statistics, since the fiscal year 2004/2005 Poles have been the major immigrant group, outnumbering even citizens of India and Pakistan. In the year 2006/2007 every third National Insurance number was allotted to a citizen of Poland. The total number of insurance numbers issued in the period April 2003 – March 2006 to Polish citizens was as high as 34 Polish Migration to the UK in the ‘New’ European Union 245,000.

6). T he apparent brain drain from Poland, defined as an overrepresentation of highly educated migrants in comparison to the sending population, is not the result of a generally greater propensity to leave Poland by the more highly skilled – this would have resulted in the category of those with university education seeing the biggest rise. Instead, due to the change of main destination countries, specifically the dominance of Ireland and the UK in attracting university graduates, the number of highly skilled migrants (and, thus, their share) has risen.

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