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Case study : Migration between UK and Poland
A levels Geography Quiz on Case study : Migration between UK and Poland , created by istarinmcvicar on 30/12/2013.
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Tick the positive impacts on the Host country (UK)
Migrants take up most of the unwanted jobs such as labouring and cleaning
Good for regional employers seeking cheap and temporary labour
£2.54 billion is contributed to the economy annually by Eastern European migrants
Migrants contribute to 0.5 to 1% of the UKs economic growth in 2005 and 2006
80% of new migrants are working people aged 18-35. This offsets the tendancy for the uk population to age helping with an ageing population
National insurance contibutions would have to be higher if immigration was lower
Bank of England stated migration helped to prevent the rapid rise in oil prices from causing a damaging surge of inflation. Interest rates could remain lower.
The cost of borrowing/mortgages would be 0.5% higher if not for migrants.
Migrants hard-working, enthusiasm skilled and flexible.
How much is contributed annually to the economy by the eastern European migrants?
How much did economic migrants contribute to the 1% of the Uk economic growth in 2005 and 2006?
What percentage of migrants are working people?
How much higher would the cost of borrowing or mortgages be if not for migrants?
Tick the negative impacts on the UK (Host country )
Have to support some poor poles
Good for cheap labour
Poles take British jobs
Young poles may behave badly
Migrants skilled and enthusiastic
School leavers, uni-students missing out n vacation jobs due to migrants
Lots of migrators in areas which aren't used to migration, tension, misunderstandings, anti-polish graffiti , abuse and attacks.
National insurance would be higher
Religious barriers, protestants in northern island have been attacking catholic poles. Xenophobia ( Fear of other people)
Money is sent home (remittances) about £4bn a year to Poland.
How much money is sent home to Poland a year?
Tick the positive impacts on Poland (the exporting country)
More work available in Poland
Rapid growing shortage of skilled workers
Lots of Poles return home after achieving their short term goals in the UK
Estimated that In 5 years time 60% of Poles who have moved to the UK will have moved back to Poland mainly because of family reasons .
In five years time what percentage of poles who have moved to the uk will have moved back to Poland?
What are the negative impacts on Poland ( the exporting country)
Rapid growing shortage of skilled workers in Poland, nearly half of businesses surveyed in 2007 cited the lack of unskilled workforce as a barrier to growth.
Lots of poles return home with money
Divorce rate has doubled in just seven due to pressure from migration and spouses being left behind. Strain on marriages from periods of tie being left alone.
Poles have a great relationship with their spouses after time apart
Women in Poland have become more used to an independent lifestyle.
What fraction of businesses surveyed in 2007cited that the lack of skilled workforce was a barrier to growth ?
Tick the push factors for polish people to want to move to UK
The unemployment rate in Poland was 18.2% in 2005
Highest unemployment rates in 27 nations of OECD.
Rural area unemployment 40% . Youth unemployment 40%
Annual GDP per head Poland 2006 was $12,700.
Uk weather is bad
People have to survive on about £150 a month
Have young families to look after
Many polish people want to learn/improve their English and have experiences abroad
One in five workers were unemployed in 2004
What was the unemployment rate in 2005?
What was the percentage of youth unemployment and rural are unemployment in 2005?
What was the annual GDP per head in Poland in 2006?
How many out of every five workers were unemployed in 2004?
Tick the pull factors as to why some polish people want to live in the UK.
Uks unemployment rate low at 5.1% and has a high demand for semi-skilled and unskilled labour
Average number of job vacancies in UK in 2007 was 607,900.
annual GDP per head in UK was $30,900 in 2007
Uk one of the three countries not to restrict immigration from the A8 countries
Polish migrants can earn from 4 to 5 times more pay in UK and cost of living here only twice as high
Low cost airlines make it easier for migrants to travel to UK
Lloyds TSB opened a polish branch in Manchester
Low interest rates
Special polish coach services
Some polish people want to earn money in the UK and send money home.
What's the UK's unemployment rate?
What was the annual GDP per head in 2007?
In 2005 what percentage of immigration came from the A8 countries?
How much immigration came from Poland in 2005 ?
The average age of the poilish immigrants is 28, most of them are single.
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