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2010 | 36 | 4(138) | 55-77

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THE SITUATION OF POLISH WOMEN ON THE DANISH AND NORWEGIAN LABOUR MARKETS SINCE POLAND'S ACCESSION (Sytuacja Polek na rynkach pracy w Danii i Norwegii w okresie poakcesyjnym)

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It might be expected that Poland's accession to the European Union and subsequent institutional changes would benefit Polish workers seeking employment on European labour markets. However, according to research conducted in the capitals of Denmark and Norway - the situation of Polish women has not significantly improved. Despite the fact that most women who left for work have found employment abroad, it is still work in a sub-segment of the host countries' labour markets. In addition, many of them work on the grey market, that is, without any protection of their terms of employment. This article attempts to understand why, despite the elimination of barriers to employment, the situation for foreign workers has not improved. These two countries were chosen for analysis due to the fact that both received massive inflows of Polish workers following Poland's accession. The inflow was of key significance for the labour markets and economic development of both countries


  • Joanna Napierala, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Osrodek Badan nad Migracjami, ul. Banacha 2b, 02-097 Warszawa, Poland


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