A Continent Moving West?

EU Enlargement and Labour Migration from Central and Eastern Europe

Edited by Richard Black, Godfried Engbersen, Marek Okólski, and Cristina Pantîru

A Continent Moving West?

Edited by Richard Black, Godfried Engbersen, Marek Okólski, and Cristina Pantîru

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

335 pages | 6 3/10 x 9 1/2 | © 2010
Paper $76.95 ISBN: 9789089641564 Published November 2010 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

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.

1. Introduction: Working out a way from East to West: EU enlargement and labour migration from Central and Eastern Europe
      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
      Krisztina Csedő

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
      Paweł Kaczmarczyk

9. Skills shortage, emigration and unemployment in Poland: Causes and implications of disequilibrium in the Polish labour market
      Izabela Grabowska-Lusinska

10. Optimising migration effects: A perspective from Bulgaria
      Eugenia Markova

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
      Swanie Potot

13. Modernising Romanian society through temporary work abroad
      Dumitru Sandu

14. Pressure of migration on social protection systems in the enlarged EU
      Krzysztof Nowaczek

15. The EU Directive on Free Movement: A challenge for the European welfare state?
      Wolfgang Ochel

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