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Efekty społecznych przekazów migracyjnych (social remittances) w polskich społecznościach lokalnych
The Outcomes of Migratory Social Remittances in Local Communities in Poland

Author(s): Ewa Jaźwińska, Izabela Grabowska
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Migration Studies
Published by: Instytut Filozofii i Socjologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: migrants; local communities; social remittances; transnational multisited qualitative longitudinal study

Summary/Abstract: Some of us learn more from numbers and some of us learn more from life stories of people which are deeply hidden in statistical data (Putnam 2015). The national statistics show that since the EU enlargement in May 2004 more than 2.3 million Poles went abroad. The histories of local communities, families and individuals are hidden in these quantitative data. The aim of this article is in-depth analysis of collective and individual outcomes of social remittances- all non-material acquisitions which migrants transfer from abroad to places where they departed from. The article is based on the methodology of transnational multisited qualitative longitudinal study which was repeated in three waves in selected localities in Podlasie, Silesia and Lower Silesia. The transnational optic of this study was realized in the simultaneous interviews conducted with selected representatives of these spotted local communities both at destination in the UK and at their origins in Poland.

  • Issue Year: 224/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 139-165
  • Page Count: 27
  • Language: Polish