A Continent Moving West?: EU Enlargement and Labour Migration from Central and Eastern Europe (IMISCOE Research)

A Continent Moving West?: EU Enlargement and Labour Migration from Central and Eastern Europe (IMISCOE Research)

By: A. M. Luijben (author), Marek Okolski (editor), Godfried Engbersen (editor), Cristina Pantiru (editor), Richard Black (editor)Paperback

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A Continent Moving West? explores the expansion of migration from countries in Eastern Europe following their accession to the European Union. Fifteen expertly authored chapters address head-on what the consequences of large-scale migration have been since 2007. The analysis is conducted for both origin countries, notably Poland, Romania and Bulgaria, and destination countries, including the UK, the Netherlands and Norway. Particular attention is given to labour market impacts, while also discussing migration policies emerging throughout the continent. Overall, this book testifies to how many of the migration patterns so far generated are temporary, circular or seasonal, thus warranting the label 'incomplete' or 'liquid'. Yet, the fluid nature of such movements is expected to continue, making forecasts for future migration - and its repercussions - highly unreliable. One thing is clear: conventional notions of migration as a one-way, permanent or long-term process are increasingly becoming wide of the mark. Editors Marta Anacka, Richard Black, Venelin Boshnakov, Krisztina Csedo, Jan de Boom, Stephen Drinkwater, John Eade, Godfried Engbersen, Jon Horgen Friberg, Michal Garapich, Izabela Grabowska-Lusinska, Pawel Kaczmarczyk, Eugenia Markova, Vesselin Mintchev, Joanna Napierala, Krzysztof Nowaczek, Wolfgang Ochel, Marek Ok lski, Cristina Pant ru, Swanie Potot, Dumitru Sandu, Erik Snel, Paulina Trevena.

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Richard Black is head of the School of Global Studies and formerly co-director of the Sussex Centre for Migration Research, University of Sussex, UK.||Cristina Pant ru is a research officer at the Sussex Centre for Migration Research, University of Sussex, UK.|Godfried Engbersen is professor of sociology at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.|Marek Ok lski is professor of economics of the University of Warsaw.


Table of contents - 6[-]1. Introduction Working out a way from East to West: EU enlargement and labour migration from Central and Eastern Europe - 8[-]2. Working conditions for Polish construction workers and domestic cleaners in Oslo: Segmentation, inclusion and the role of policy - 24[-]3. Patterns and determinants of sub-regional migration: A case study of Polish construction workers in Norway - 52[-]4. What's behind the figures? An investigation into recent Polish migration to the UK - 74[-]5. Markets and networks: Channels towards the employment of Eastern European professionals and graduates in London - 90[-]6. 'A van full of Poles': Liquid migration from Central and Eastern Europe - 116[-]7. Direct demographic consequences of post-accession migration for Poland - 142[-]8. Brains on the move? Recent migration of the highly skilled from Poland and its consequences - 166[-]9. Skills shortage, emigration and unemployment in Poland: Causes and implications of disequilibrium in the Polish labour market - 188[-]10. Optimising migration effects: A perspective from Bulgaria - 208[-]11. Return migration and development prospects after EU integration: Empirical evidence from Bulgaria - 232[-]12. Transitioning strategies of economic survival: Romanian migration during the transition process - 250[-]13. Modernising Romanian society through temporary work abroad - 272[-]14. Pressure of migration on social protection systems in the enlarged EU - 290[-]15. The EU Directive on Free Movement: A challenge for the European welfare state? - 314[-]Notes on contributors - 334[-]Other IMISCOE titles - 338

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/08/2009
  • ISBN13: 9789089641564
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 344
  • ID: 9789089641564
  • weight: 572
  • ISBN10: 9089641564

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