Economic Migrations in the EU - Case Study

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  • Created on: 09-04-14 13:10
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  • Economic Migrations in the EU
    • More than half a million people come from Poland to UK between 2004 and 2007
    • 10 countries joined the EU
    • Pull factors from Poland
      • High unemployment  - 19%
      • Low average wages - 1/3 of the average EU wage
      • Housing shortages - 300 for every 1000
    • Impacts in Poland
      • Population fell by 0.3%
      • Shortage of workers - slow the growth of economy
      • Economy was boosted - 3 billion euros was sent to Poland in 2006
    • Pull Factors to the UK
      • Ease of Migration - unlimited migration in 2004
      • More work and higher wages
      • Good exchange rate - the pound was worth a lot
    • Impacts in the UK
      • Population went up slightly
      • Boosted the UK economy
      • New shops - Polish products
      • Catholic church attendance went up

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