Settling Down and Settlement Patterns. Case Study: Polish Migrants from the 1980s in Melbourne

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Leuner, Beata (2007) Settling Down and Settlement Patterns. Case Study: Polish Migrants from the 1980s in Melbourne. Polish Sociological Review, 160 (4). pp. 417-429. ISSN 1231-1413


The history of Australia and the cultural origins of its population are closely linked to the story of the migration of peoples from other continents. This paper includes an examination of opportunity and psychological costs of Polish migration to Melbourne (Australia) during the 1980s. Included are positive and negative experiences during the settlement process, as well as the outcomes and consequences of migration. Generally migrants have had a difficult time building a life for themselves in Australia due to a variety of reasons which will be discussed in this paper. The article also outlines Polish migrants opinions of multiculturalism in Australia.

Item type Article
Subjects Historical > SEO Classification > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work)
Historical > FOR Classification > 1608 Sociology
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute for Community, Ethnicity and Policy Alternatives (ICEPA)
Historical > FOR Classification > 1603 Demography
Keywords ResPubID13201, migration to Australia, opportunity of Polish 1980’s migration to Melbourne (Australia), psychological costs of Polish migration, positive and negative experiences during settlement, consequences of migration, multiculturalism in Australia.
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