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Central and Eastern European migration, post-World War II to present

Migration A–Z

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  1. Pawel Kaczmarczyk

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm112

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

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Kaczmarczyk, P. 2013. Central and Eastern European migration, post-World War II to present. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

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  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

Although Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) has been recognized as a distinct socioeconomic space since at least the early 1990s, there is neither common understanding nor universal definition of this term. Considering migration patterns for the purpose of this entry we define CEE as the group of former Soviet bloc countries which joined the European Union (EU) in the 2000s (i.e. Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia).

Keywords:

  • cultural diversity;
  • assimilation and exclusion;
  • cultural diversity;
  • empire;
  • war;
  • labor supply