The article considers problems related to parents' migration in order to find a job in Western Europe and in the USA, and its influence on children's education in family. It analyses the following issues: relations parents - children, advantages and disadvantages of parents' absence at home. The author presents the main findings of his empirical research carried out in the Podhale region. It was attempted to ask parents who remain at home about their opinion whether husband/wife's absence has any impact on children's education in family. The questionnaire was delivered in 2004/2005. It emerged that the adults did not perceived working abroad as a main negative aspect of their family life. However, it was found that for many parents it is difficult to educate their children while husband/wife is living abroad because of work.
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