Over two million Poles now live abroad. Few are planning to return, while the numbers joining them are growing. The principal reasons for emigration are connected to Poland’s lower wages.The most popular destinations are Germany, Britain, Scandinavia, the Netherlands and the US. From blue collar to white collar, Poland is suffering a significant labor drain - despite having a booming economy. The mass emigration is also taking its toll on the older generation; traditionally sons and daughters would take care of their parents - a tradition that is waning.
More Focus on Europe: http://www.dw.de/focus-on-europe-spotlight-on-people-2015-01-07/e-18130381-9798