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The role of Ukrainians in the economic growth of Poland

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Ukrainians are represented in Poland by several large groups - groups of labor migrants, students, professionals and businessmen, refugees without the official status, and repatriates. The article presents results of the contribution of Ukrainians to development and economic growth of Poland. In this paper the results of the survey among Ukrainians in Poland is presented. According to our research, during 2007-2015 the number of Ukrainian immigrants who asked about an official job in Poland has increased by a factor of thirty. The majority of Ukrainians work in Poland in Agriculture, Construction, Domestic service, Trade, Industry, Transport, Food service, Hotel industry, Manufacturing, Construction, Education, Health care and their remittances are very valuable for Ukraine because this money forms a part of Ukraine’s GDP every year. This research also analyzed scientific papers, official acts and statistical data about Ukrainians in Poland and elsewhere in the world. According to the latest data, every year Ukrainians earn two billion Euros in Poland, the majority of which is spent in Poland, thereby supporting the Polish economy, and a part of the money is sent to Ukraine as remittances.
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  • Visiting Fellow at the Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE), Warsaw, Poland
  • University of Economics in Katowice, Katowice, Poland
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