Case study : Migration between UK and Poland

Question 1 of 22

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Tick the positive impacts on the Host country (UK)

Select one or more of the following:

  • Migrants take up most of the unwanted jobs such as labouring and cleaning

  • Good for regional employers seeking cheap and temporary labour

  • £2.54 billion is contributed to the economy annually by Eastern European migrants

  • Religion barriers

  • Migrants contribute to 0.5 to 1% of the UKs economic growth in 2005 and 2006

  • 80% of new migrants are working people aged 18-35. This offsets the tendancy for the uk population to age helping with an ageing population

  • National insurance contibutions would have to be higher if immigration was lower

  • Bank of England stated migration helped to prevent the rapid rise in oil prices from causing a damaging surge of inflation. Interest rates could remain lower.

  • The cost of borrowing/mortgages would be 0.5% higher if not for migrants.

  • Migrants hard-working, enthusiasm skilled and flexible.

Question 2 of 22

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How much is contributed annually to the economy by the eastern European migrants?

Select one of the following:

  • £1bn

  • £500,000

  • £2.54bn

Question 3 of 22

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How much did economic migrants contribute to the 1% of the Uk economic growth in 2005 and 2006?

Select one of the following:

  • 0.25

  • 0.5

  • 0.1

Question 4 of 22

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What percentage of migrants are working people?

Select one of the following:

  • 50%

  • 80%

  • 30%

Question 5 of 22

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How much higher would the cost of borrowing or mortgages be if not for migrants?

Select one of the following:

  • 1%

  • 0.5%

  • 89%

Question 6 of 22

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Tick the negative impacts on the UK (Host country )

Select one or more of the following:

  • Have to support some poor poles

  • Good for cheap labour

  • Poles take British jobs

  • Young poles may behave badly

  • Migrants skilled and enthusiastic

  • School leavers, uni-students missing out n vacation jobs due to migrants

  • Lots of migrators in areas which aren't used to migration, tension, misunderstandings, anti-polish graffiti , abuse and attacks.

  • National insurance would be higher

  • Religious barriers, protestants in northern island have been attacking catholic poles. Xenophobia ( Fear of other people)

  • Money is sent home (remittances) about £4bn a year to Poland.

Question 7 of 22

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How much money is sent home to Poland a year?

Select one of the following:

  • £3bn

  • £1bn

  • £4bn

Question 8 of 22

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Tick the positive impacts on Poland (the exporting country)

Select one or more of the following:

  • More work available in Poland

  • Rapid growing shortage of skilled workers

  • Lots of Poles return home after achieving their short term goals in the UK

  • Estimated that In 5 years time 60% of Poles who have moved to the UK will have moved back to Poland mainly because of family reasons .

Question 9 of 22

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In five years time what percentage of poles who have moved to the uk will have moved back to Poland?

Select one of the following:

  • 10%

  • 30%

  • 60%

Question 10 of 22

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What are the negative impacts on Poland ( the exporting country)

Select one or more of the following:

  • Rapid growing shortage of skilled workers in Poland, nearly half of businesses surveyed in 2007 cited the lack of unskilled workforce as a barrier to growth.

  • Lots of poles return home with money

  • Divorce rate has doubled in just seven due to pressure from migration and spouses being left behind. Strain on marriages from periods of tie being left alone.

  • Poles have a great relationship with their spouses after time apart

  • Women in Poland have become more used to an independent lifestyle.

Question 11 of 22

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What fraction of businesses surveyed in 2007cited that the lack of skilled workforce was a barrier to growth ?

Select one of the following:

  • a half

  • a quarter

  • none

Question 12 of 22

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Tick the push factors for polish people to want to move to UK

Select one or more of the following:

  • The unemployment rate in Poland was 18.2% in 2005

  • Exploitation

  • Highest unemployment rates in 27 nations of OECD.

  • Rural area unemployment 40% . Youth unemployment 40%

  • Annual GDP per head Poland 2006 was $12,700.

  • Uk weather is bad

  • People have to survive on about £150 a month

  • Have young families to look after

  • Many polish people want to learn/improve their English and have experiences abroad

  • One in five workers were unemployed in 2004

Question 13 of 22

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What was the unemployment rate in 2005?

Select one of the following:

  • 18.2%

  • 65.9%

  • 30%

Question 14 of 22

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What was the percentage of youth unemployment and rural are unemployment in 2005?

Select one of the following:

  • 60%

  • 40%

  • 30.89%

Question 15 of 22

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What was the annual GDP per head in Poland in 2006?

Select one of the following:

  • $4000

  • $12,700

  • $100,078

Question 16 of 22

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How many out of every five workers were unemployed in 2004?

Select one of the following:

  • 3

  • 5

  • 1

Question 17 of 22

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Tick the pull factors as to why some polish people want to live in the UK.

Select one or more of the following:

  • Uks unemployment rate low at 5.1% and has a high demand for semi-skilled and unskilled labour

  • Average number of job vacancies in UK in 2007 was 607,900.

  • annual GDP per head in UK was $30,900 in 2007

  • Uk one of the three countries not to restrict immigration from the A8 countries

  • Polish migrants can earn from 4 to 5 times more pay in UK and cost of living here only twice as high

  • Low cost airlines make it easier for migrants to travel to UK

  • Lloyds TSB opened a polish branch in Manchester

  • Low interest rates

  • Special polish coach services

  • Some polish people want to earn money in the UK and send money home.

Question 18 of 22

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What's the UK's unemployment rate?

Select one of the following:

  • 3%

  • 10%

  • 5.1%

Question 19 of 22

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What was the annual GDP per head in 2007?

Select one of the following:

  • $100,000

  • $89,000

  • $30,900

Question 20 of 22

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In 2005 what percentage of immigration came from the A8 countries?

Select one of the following:

  • 80%

  • 43%

  • 23%

Question 21 of 22

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How much immigration came from Poland in 2005 ?

Select one of the following:

  • 80%

  • 62%

  • 39%

Question 22 of 22

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The average age of the poilish immigrants is 28, most of them are single.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False
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