International Migration in Europe: New Trends and New by Corrado Bonifazi, Marek Okólski, Jeanette Schoorl, Patrick

By Corrado Bonifazi, Marek Okólski, Jeanette Schoorl, Patrick Simon

Over the prior two decades, overseas migration matters develop into inescapably well known in ecu public debate. matters concerning the arrival of recent immigrants and the issues of integration strategies are rooted within the deep and huge alterations that experience characterised the hot background of ecu overseas migration. This quantity addresses facets of this migration via quite a few disciplinary views, devoting specific awareness to new kinds of migration, the evolution of local styles, and the intergenerational means of migrant integration.

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Frequently, the major obstacles to international mobility in the ICT sector are of a social and cultural nature. Factors such as language and social networks of support were cited as the main barriers to inflows and outflows of foreign and indigenous professionals. A consequence of this is the tendency to recruit from countries where there is a common language. Knowledge of the local language was often considered as an advantage even in large multinational software firms and even though the firm’s products are available in English, the common language in software.

The ratio between people of different sexes is stable. The labour market offers jobs primarily for men, but women also come to Germany in large numbers (their share amounts to 40 per cent). As for age and sex the seasonal job market reveals characteristics typical for labour migration from Poland: migrants are relatively young, and the share of women is unexpectedly high (see Jaz´win´ska & Oko´lski 2001). 4). In fact, the educational structure of seasonal workers was more or less representative for the total Polish population (with over-representation of people with vocational education).

This is also true for seasonal employment in Germany. Seasonal labour migration involves mainly young and middle-aged people (the average age when starting seasonal work is 32 years for men and women). The ratio between people of different sexes is stable. The labour market offers jobs primarily for men, but women also come to Germany in large numbers (their share amounts to 40 per cent). As for age and sex the seasonal job market reveals characteristics typical for labour migration from Poland: migrants are relatively young, and the share of women is unexpectedly high (see Jaz´win´ska & Oko´lski 2001).

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