7. The international mobility of the rural population after the EU accession

Author: Agnieszka Wrzochalska

DOI: n/a


Polish accession to the European Union and the subsequent opening of the labour markets for Poles caused an increase in the influx of Polish immigrants to most European countries (including the countries of the so-called old EU). In a relatively short time, the Poles proved to be one of the most mobile nations in Europe for international migration. This article aims to analyze the scale of migration of people from rural areas and socio-demographic characteristics of migrants as determinants of spatial mobility. Described and assigned a fixed direction of movement of the rural population in 2005-2011 and the main character trips.