Ośrodek Badań nad Migracjami

Paweł Kaczmarczyk. 2005.

Wyjazdy sezonowe do Niemiec a inne formy współczesnej mobilności zagranicznej Polaków – wybrane aspekty ekonomiczne


Przegląd Polonijny, (3)117 | s. 27-44


According to the bilateral agreement signed by Polish and German government in 1990 Polish workers are allowed to take up seasonal employment (short term and legal) in specific sectors of German economy. In the last couple of years, this relatively new form of migration constitutes a significant part of Poles' labour mobility. The aim of this paper is to present a general overview of socio-economics aspects of seasonal migration. Special emphasis will be put on the causes underlying the success of 1990 bilateral agreement. Using unique quantitative data from nationally representative survey of Polish seasonl workers an attempt will be made to explain scale and patterns of this kind mobility in the context of contemporary migration from Poland.