Anatomy of post-accession migration. How to measure 'liquidity' and other patterns of post-accession migration flows

Izabela Grabowska-Lusińska


Current economic crisis, expansion of the European Union, demographic shifts, and international wage gaps seem to push people move in numbers, dynamics and ways we have not seen before. It means that one needs to face the challenges of measuring and researching new phenomena that are emerging and shifting before our very eyes. A lack of migration data creates the biggest blind spot in the view of the economic and social realities nowadays. Migration flows of post-2004 and post-2007 EU enlargements have illuminated shortages of migration data even more vividly. The current state of the art on migration data shows that we have problems answering crucial questions: how many migrants left, who left, how migrants select their destinations, how migrants fare in their destinations, why and when they move, how much return migration or to what extent back-and-forth migration occurs today and if, and to what extent legal migration affects irregular migration. Herewith the aim of the chapter is to grasp, discuss, criticize and evaluate data sources and their utility to measure and analyze post-accession migration flows and their patterns, categories of migrants and their statuses, mechanisms, causes and implications of post-accession migration. However, before doing that one needs to consider the nature of post-accession migration.
Author Izabela Grabowska-Lusińska (Wydział Nauk Humanistycznych i Społecznych)
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- Wydział Nauk Humanistycznych i Społecznych
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Book Grabowska-Lusińska Izabela, Glorius Birgit, Kuvik Aimee (eds.): Mobility in Transition: Migration Patterns after EU Enlargement, 2013, Amsterdam University Press, ISBN 9789089643926, 333 p.
Languageen angielski
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