The paper draws on interviews with Polish parents of young children who have paid employment in Norway. Although settled in Norway, the majority still retain many ties with their homeland, and are on the move between the two countries, both physically and emotionally, comparing their life in Norway to Poland, enjoying services and entitlements from the Norwegian state as well as drawing on resources in Poland, such as informal care by grandmothers. The paper will discuss the different transformations and changes that this group of transnational working parents is part of and how their transnational family practices may lead to changes in their country of immigration as well as their country of emigration.
Bjørnholt, Margunn; Stefansen, Kari (2018). On the move: Transnational family practices among Polish parents working and caring for children in Norway (PDF). In Krystyna Slany, Eugene Guribye, Paula Pustułka & Magdalena Ślusarczyk (eds), Transnational Polish Families in Norway: Social Capital, Integration, Institutions and Care (pp. 155–171). Migration – Ethnicity – Nation: Studies in Culture, Society and Politics series, No. 7. Berlin: Peter Lang. ISBN 978-3-631-67448-2.