Families of Poles in the Netherlands: New data to study migrants’ family dynamics and social networks in a comparative setting

A. Bártová, K. Karpinska, N. Conkova, T. Fokkema

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Abstract

The Families of Poles in the Netherlands survey provides a unique opportunity to study migrants’ lives in a context of their relationships in their country of origin and in the country of destination. It also allows researchers to observe change in the migrants’ relationships, economic or social status, values or attitudes over time.
— This data reveals that migration can considerably affect family ties and interfere with the existing support from one family member to another.
— Comparisons using this data in combination with other surveys to explore behaviour among different migrant groups is currently barely possible due to the size of migrant samples.
— This issue will be soon sorted thanks to the update of the core Generations & Gender Survey questionnaire. It will include questions on migration experience, integration in the host country, internal migration and intention to move in the future. Such enrichment of the data across countries will not only enable scientists to gain further insight into the lives and experiences of Polish migrants across countries, but also provide a greater comparison with other groups of migrants. It will constitute a great advancement for new studies.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherMax Planck Society for the Advancement of Science on behalf of the collaborative network "Population Europe"
Pages15-20
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019

Publication series

NameDiscussion Paper
No.11
ISSN (Print)2512-0000

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