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MIGRATION CASE STUDY - POLAND TO UK
· PUSH FACTORS ­ High unemployment ­ 19% in
2004
· Low wages ­ average income in EU three times
higher than that of Poland
· Low housing availability ­ 300 houses per 1000
people
· PULL FACTORS: Easy migration ­ no restrictions
· Good exchange rate, £1 worth a lot in Poland, so
they often sent money back to Poland from UK
· Plenty of better paid jobs ­ labour shortage of
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MIGRATION CASE STUDY - POLAND TO UK
UK POLAND
SOCIAL Population increased, lots Population decreased by
of migrants at reproductive 0.3% between 2003 and
age. Increased tax receipts 2007. Birth rate also fell as
helped ageing population workers of reproductive
pension problems age left
ECONOMIC Loses out, as a lot of the Helps economy as money
money earnt is sent back to arrives and is spent.
Poland, not spent here However shortage of
labour, less work done,
economy doesn't grow so
much
CULTURAL Polish shops opening up, N/A
Catholic church goers
increases as many poles
are Catholics
POLITICAL Immigration policy become N/A
stricter for other countries
­ eg Bulgaria
· In 2008 lots of migrants going back to Poland ­ economy of UK shrinking, less jobs
available, exchange rate not so good. Polish economy growing, more jobs available.…read more

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