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Poland’s British baby boom

25th May 2012

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An increasing number of Poles are choosing to have babies in the UK
An increasing number of Poles are choosing to have babies in the UK
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Statistics this week show that there are more and more Polish babies being born, although not in Poland but in Great Britain.

Nearly 21,000 Polish children were born last year in England and Wales alone - an average of 57 a day, reports daily Gazeta Wyborcza.

At present, the Polish Embassy in London estimates there are approximately 850,000 Poles residing in the UK and an increasing number are deciding to have and raise children there. In fact, data shows that throughout the UK in 2010 Poles gave birth to more children than any other minority group (19,700 in total).

According to the paper there are a number of reasons for this including better wages and a higher standard of living - a ...

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