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Return to Poland

Anne White

in Polish families and migration since EU accession

Published by Policy Press

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9781847428202
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303008 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847428202.003.0010
Return to Poland

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This chapter considers interviewees' opinions about returns, both to live in Poland and for holidays which help shape thoughts about longer-term or permanent return. It provides some general thoughts about return migration and then looks more specifically at the scale and patterns of contemporary return migration to Poland. It discusses interviewees' perceptions about how many people were returning, and the permanence or otherwise of that return. It explores how migrants think about the duration of their stay, including the changeability of their plans. It looks at their perceptions of Poland and of their potential livelihoods in Poland as compared to their actual livelihoods in the UK.

Keywords: return migration; Poland; perceptions; migrants; livelihoods in Poland; livelihoods in the UK

Chapter.  12834 words. 

Subjects: Migration Studies

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