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Research grant from the National Science Centre, Harmonia

Project dates: 2015-2018 (36 months)

Project number: nr 2014/14/M/HS3/00842

Project coordinator: dr Izabella Main

Foreign partners: NOVA - Norwegian Social Research, Peace Research Institute Oslo

Researchers: dr Izabela Czerniejewska, dr Elżbieta M. Goździak, dr Marek Pawlak



The project will explore and analyze the most important social and cultural issues of Polish-Norwegian relations such as increased feminization of migration between Poland and Norway, which is an important issue for our partners; the role of Polish female migrants in the Norwegian labor market; relations between migratory career paths, educational training and labor markets; social cohesion; and the impact of female migration on children, families and households in Poland and in Norway. Little is known about how employment and educational experiences of Polish women, their partners, and children affect their families’ migration trajectories. Women constitute about 26 percent of Polish migration to Oslo and yet most scholarship
focuses on low-wage employment of Polish men in Norway. Novel thinking about Polish migration notwithstanding, there is a dearth of anthropological research on migration of Polish women, particularly in relation to decision-making processes about permanent or temporary settlement, circular migration or return to Poland. Project entitled “Mobile Lives, Immobile Realms” poses questions about the existence of immobile (permanent) spheres in migrants’ lives.