Birth and first years of immigration policy in France
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Narodziny i pierwsze lata polityki imigracyjnej Francji (1945–1952)
Birth and first years of immigration policy in France (1945–1952)

Author(s): Paweł Sękowski
Subject(s): Economic development, Migration Studies
Published by: Oficyna Wydawnicza KA AFM
Keywords: France; immigration policy; history of immigration; immigrants; displaced persons

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to present the development of the immigration policy of France in the first years after World War II. It also seems to be important to reflect onw hether the effects of the actions taken were consistent with the objectives that guided them. The experience of mass immigration in the interwar period as well as the awarenessof the need to supplement demographic and economic losses of France, so overwhelmingin the first years after World War II, created a favourable context for the challenge of establishing a national model of immigration policy. This policy was designed toregulate the immigration and the stay in France, the undertaking of work in this country by foreigners, as well as to promote progressive integration of immigrants. The artic ledeals with the following issues: the genesis of the immigration policy in France, the legal framework for post-war policy toward this issue, the role of various government departmentsin the new French immigration policy, with a particular focus on the National Immigration Office (Office National d’Immigration) established in 1946. The whole immigration policy established in France in the first years after World War II was inscribed into the logic of filling demographic losses of the country. In 1974, when the mass immigration was stopped, France had just 3.5 million foreigners.

  • Issue Year: XXII/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 183-199
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish