The Resource Childbearing and parental decisions of intra-EU migrants : a biographical analysis of Polish post-accession migrants to the UK and Italy, Weronika Kloc-Nowak

Childbearing and parental decisions of intra-EU migrants : a biographical analysis of Polish post-accession migrants to the UK and Italy, Weronika Kloc-Nowak

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Childbearing and parental decisions of intra-EU migrants : a biographical analysis of Polish post-accession migrants to the UK and Italy
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Childbearing and parental decisions of intra-EU migrants
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a biographical analysis of Polish post-accession migrants to the UK and Italy
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Weronika Kloc-Nowak
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Language
eng
Summary
The aim of the study has been to show in what ways, in the perception of the migrants themselves, family-related considerations have affected their decisions regarding long-term settlement in the UK or Italy as countries of immigration, and what aspects of their situation in these countries influenced their family life and plans for the future. The locus of the study is the migration of Poles to the UK and Italy as countries that successively opened their labour markets for citizens of New Member States after the EU enlargement of 2004. I argue that i) international mobility may serve not only as a barrier but also as an enhancement for parenthood, and ii) placing ones family in the host country produces more durable and numerous ties than employment alone and favours settlement. In the case of Polish families, migration to the UK was a way of securing more stable and comfortable conditions, through salaries and benefits more adequate to family needs. It improved their experienced quality of life, allowed them to fulfil their desired fertility, and offered better prospects for the future. In families of Poles living in Italy the perception of welfare conditions was not that favourable, however it also offered long-term stability to the ones who had been struggling to survive in Poland. Long-term settlement emerged there due to the path dependency, especially the mechanism of "tied stayer". The perspectives on settlement differed according to age at migration and stage of life (stable partnership, children's age, ageing parents' needs). On the theoretical level, the project combines sociology of migration, perspectives on intergenerational relations and life course research. The thesis contributes to the research on intra-EU migrants with a wide range of socio-economic statuses by presenting their perception of migratory trajectories and plans for the future from a family-oriented perspective
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Kloc-Nowak, Weronika
Date time place
Defence date: 15 January 2015
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--European University Institute (SPS), 2015.
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non fiction
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European University Institute
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  • EUI PhD theses.
  • EUI theses
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  • Polish people
  • Polish people
  • Migration, Internal
  • Poland
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Childbearing and parental decisions of intra-EU migrants : a biographical analysis of Polish post-accession migrants to the UK and Italy, Weronika Kloc-Nowak
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Examining Board: Professor Martin Kohli, EUI (Supervisor); Professor Rainer Bauböck, EUI; Professor Louise Ryan, Middlesex University; Professor Marek Okólski, University of Warsaw
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-252)
Control code
FIEb17651050
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
x, 252 pages
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illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)914479988
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Childbearing and parental decisions of intra-EU migrants : a biographical analysis of Polish post-accession migrants to the UK and Italy, Weronika Kloc-Nowak
Publication
Note
Examining Board: Professor Martin Kohli, EUI (Supervisor); Professor Rainer Bauböck, EUI; Professor Louise Ryan, Middlesex University; Professor Marek Okólski, University of Warsaw
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-252)
Control code
FIEb17651050
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
x, 252 pages
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)914479988

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