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Migracje rodziców, migracje dzieci – wyzwania dla instytucji opiekuńczych, pomocowych oraz edukacyjnych
Parent and Child Migration – Challenges and Solutions for Social Support System

Author(s): Magdalena Ślusarczyk
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology, Family and social welfare
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: migration; families; migrant children; school system

Summary/Abstract: According to the most recent demographic data, Poland remains a country of net emigration, with population outflows significantly higher than the numbers for the incoming flows. A high ratio of 75% of the temporary migrants has remained abroad for 12 months and longer becoming residents of immigration countries. Intensive international movements of Poles lead to changes in social relations and in family functioning and often to it temporary or permanent restructuring. They generate the full range of problems which in many cases require not just the extemporary reactions of social care institutions but the design of entire social security system to help and support families and children themselves. This article is focused on two significant challenges. First one is the situation of children whose parents (one or both) migrate and which are colloquially and stigmatizingly called Euro-orphans. The second one – connected mostly with education system – is the help for children returning to Poland and to the Polish school after a period of staying abroad.

  • Issue Year: 19/2014
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 75-89
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish