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Multistage Nature of Labor Migration from Eastern and Central Europe (Experience of Ukraine-Poland-UK, Germany during the Period 2004-2013)

Khrystyna Fogel

In modern conditions the globalization is dominant trend in international relations is, one of the most important aspects of which is the international labor migration. Moving of human resources, caused by socio-economic, military, ethnic and religious factors becomes increasingly important. The significant increase in the scale of international migration, involves considerable amounts of its labor resources actualizes research of international labor migration as a form of international political relations and its impact on world politics. Currently the European Union is one of the traditional centers of gravity of the labor force.The experience since the 2004 enlargement shows that has not been of large movements of people across the continent. However, the size and impact of migration flows is varying from new Member State to old Member State and is not necessarily determined by the degree of the imposed restrictions.This article examines the structure and motivation of labor migration from Central and Eastern Europe after EU enlargement in 2004. The nature and consequences of the labor movement resources of the new EU's Member States are analyzed. The main focus of research is multistage nature of labor migration flows. As example I investigate such process from Poland to the UK and Germany which as a consequence provoking the same processes from Ukraine to Poland. In particular, there is a structuring of migration from these countries, reflecting the features of integration stages of new EU Member States. This allows us to consider that this type of labor migration within the multistage model to include periods of time that take into account the inertia of moving the labor.



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