Migration poland uk

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Describe the background to migration from poland to uk
Eu citizens have right to live and work in any of the 28 EU nations. in 2004, 10 eastern european countries joined EU. 500,000 to UK from poland between 2004-7
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What are the push factors?
High unemployment (19% in 2004), low avg wage (1/3 Eu average), housing shortages (300 per 1000)
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What are the pull factors?
Easy to migrate as UK had no restrictions, more work and higher wages, big demand for skilled workers, good exchange rate
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What are the impacts in Poland?
Population fell by 0.3% from 2003-7, shortage of workers affecting their economy, but 3 bil euros sent home in 2006 from abroad
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What are the impacts in the UK?
UK pop went up slightly, economy boosted by taxes, new polish shops and products appeared, catholic church attendance increased
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What are the push factors?

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High unemployment (19% in 2004), low avg wage (1/3 Eu average), housing shortages (300 per 1000)

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