Nieuw in Nederland - Het leven van recent gemigreerde Bulgaren en Polen
English title: New in the Netherlands. The lives of recently migrated Bulgarians and Poles
Author(s): Mérove Gijsberts - M. Lubbers -
Type: Book (monograph)
The expansion of the European Union towards the East has initiated migration flows from the countries of Central and East and Europe. People of Polish origin today make up by far the largest component in annual migration to the Netherlands, even when compared with non-Western migrant groups. Migrants from Bulgaria are the second largest group of immigrants from Central and Eastern Europe. In this study we report on the life situation of Polish and Bulgarian migrants shortly after they have migrated to the Netherlands, and explore the characteristics of these migrants. To do this, we compare the situation in the country of origin (e.g. on the labour market) before migration with the situation after their migration to the Netherlands. Our findings are based on a survey held in late 2010/early 2011 among migrants from Poland and Bulgaria who were entered in the population registers in the Netherlands in 2009 or 2010. A total of around 800 Poles and roughly 400 Bulgarians were interviewed. All surveys were administered within 18 months of entry in the population register and were conducted in the migrants’ mother tongue using interviewers from their own origin group.
City: Den Haag
Number of pages: 162