Migracja lekarzy czy migracja, aby zostać lekarzem? Kraje pochodzenia i trajektorie kariery cudzoziemskiej kadry medycznej w Polsce
Migration of Doctors or Migration to Become a Doctor? Origins and Carrier Trajectories of Foreign Medical Staff in Poland
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The article describes vocational trajectories of migrant doctors who work in Poland. A typology of careers is introduced. It encompasses three models: migrants who graduate from Polish medical schools, migrants from third (non-EU) countries who come to work in Poland after graduation, an “intra-European” migrants, who benefit from the free movement of workers and services in the European Union. The statistical part situates the discussed issues in the macro-sociological context, demonstrating the main countries of origin, countries of medical education and frequency of naturalization. The qualitative study focuses on a description of individual motivations for migration and work in Poland. The study indicates that in the case of labor migration the reasons for international mobility include (also) non-economic, cultural factors, for example reluctance to work in the grey market in the sending country, where low official income is compensated by bribes.
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