Cover of Mobility in Transition
Category: IMISCOE Research Series
Publisher: AUP
Pages: 332
ISBN: 9789089643926
Library: IMISCOE Research Series
Year: 2013
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This volume presents new research on post-accession migration from Central and Eastern Europe in the short period since the EU enlargements of 2004 and 2007. Explanations of post-accession migration patterns, trends and mechanisms delve into the complexities of these phenomena. New groups of migrants and types of migrations are identified -- such as young migrants, often students or graduates, without family obligations and without clear plans concerning their future life. Case studies on Poland, Romania, Hungary and Latvia as well as the United Kingdom and Germany – being major destination countries – divulge the multifaceted nature of transition, whether in the form of labour migration, short-term mobility (including among international students) or return migration. The volume insightfully points towards future migration trends and sets guidelines for further research.


1 Introduction
Birgit Glorius, Izabela Grabowska-Lusinska and Aimee Kuvik

2 Liquid migration: Dynamic and fluid patterns of post-accession migration flows
Godfried Engbersen and Erik Snel

3 Anatomy of post-accession migration: How to measure ‘liquidity’ and other patterns of post-accession migration flows
Izabela Grabowska-Lusinska

4 Diverging or converging communities? Stages of international migration from rural Romania
Ruxandra Oana Ciobanu

5 Post-accession migration from the Baltic states: The case of Latvia
Zaiga Krisjane, Maris Berzins and Elina Apsite

6 The race for global talent, EU enlargement and the implications for migration policies and processes in European labour markets
Aimee Kuvik

7 ‘I know that I have a university diploma and I’m working as a driver’: Explaining the EU post-enlargement movement of highly skilled Polish migrant workers to Glasgow
Emilia Pietka, Colin Clark and Noah Canton

8 Transnational social networks, human capital and economic resources of Polish immigrants in Scotland
Marta Moskal

9 Why do highly educated migrants go for low-skilled jobs? A case study of Polish graduates working in London
Paulina Trevena

10 Changes in tertiary education and student mobility in Hungary
Irina Molodikova

11 Understanding the counter-flow: Theoretical and methodological aspects in studying remigration processes after EU expansion
Birgit Glorius

12 Regional selectivity of return migration The locational choice of high-skilled return migrants in Poland
Katrin Klein-Hitpaß

13 Translators of knowledge? Labour market positioning of young Poles returning from studies abroad in Germany
Nina Wolfeil

14 Ready to move Liquid return to Poland
Marta Anacka, Ewa Matejko and Joanna Nestorowicz

15 Concluding remarks
Birgit Glorius, Izabela Grabowska-Lusinska and Aimee Kuvik

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