Foreign migrations and their consequences for families on the example of Opole Province
The aim of the article is an attempt to define a migratory family and international migration impact on its functioning. A review of sources and interviews with families that are temporarily separated, enable the diagnosis of rank and outcomes of the phenomenon for Opole Voivodeship’ families. Opole Silesia is defined as a migratory region. A backflow of inhabitants who migrate influences not only on demographical processes but also on social ones. The ethnic diversity of the regional population has a vital meaning for the intensity of migrations since Poland has become a member of the European Union. After 2004, most women leave because of financial issues. There are temporary leaves, and among them, increasingly concerns migrant people. So, the experience of separation with people that look for and start work becomes a common problem for natives and immigrants in the new social and economic conditions.
Opole Silesia; migratory family; foreign migrations