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Moskal (2013b) Transnational social networks, human capital and economic resources of Polish immigrants in Scotland

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Moskal’s (2013b) study explores migrants’ use of resources (social, cultural and economic capital) using evidence gathered through surveys and interviews conducted with Polish migrants in Scotland during 2006-2007. The study set out to explore the group’s integration into Scottish society. In addition, the research explores Polish migrants’ transnational connections. The study builds on previous work which has shown persistent connections between a migrant’s country of origin and settlement. These links are multi-faceted and have a significant influence on the lives of migrants. The study examines emerging, new forms of mobility to which multiple identities are associated along with transnational connections, which reflect current patterns of movement facilitated by the flexibility of European Union policy. Overall, this study by Moskal (2013b) highlights the fading distinction between internal and international migration in the context of post-enlargement Europe. Also see Moskal (2013a) for an additional study which examines social and cultural capital and labour mobility in a transnational context between Poland and Scotland.

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Moskal, M. (2013b) Transnational social networks, human capital and economic resources of Polish immigrants in Scotland. In: Glorius, B., Grabowska-Lusinska, I. and Kuvik, A. (eds.) Mobility In Transition: Migration Patterns After EU Enlargement. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

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