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Some Socio-Economic Effects of Labour Migration on the Sending Country. Evidence from Romania

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  • Roman, Monica
  • Voicu, Cristina

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The paper presents the recent labor migration flows and trends and the impacts of these movements on Romanian economic and social life. After Romania joined the EU, the travel of Romanians inside the EU is totally free and they fructified this opportunity. There are important economic consequences of this movement. In the paper we analyze the demographic consequences, since category that emigrated for economic reasons in the last years is composed of youngsters (around 30). There are also important economic consequences on financial aspects and life quality of Romanians, since the volume of remittances was about 7 billion euros in 2007. There is also a social impact particularly on the lives of migrant families. The most problematic issue is the temporary abandonment of minors by their labour migrant parents, and that forced authorities to formulate policies to monitor the situation.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 23527.

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Date of creation: Feb 2010
Date of revision: Mar 2010
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:23527

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Keywords: regional labour migration; sending countries; human migration trends; migration impacts; Romania; transition economy;

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  1. Roman, Monica & Goschin, Zizi, 2011. "Does religion matter? Exploring economic performance differences among Romanian emigrants," MPRA Paper 31779, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Zizi Goschin & Monica Roman, 2011. "Religious Affiliation And Economic Performance Of Romanian Emigrants. An Empirical Approach," ERSA conference papers ersa11p686, European Regional Science Association.
  3. Zachary Zimmer & Codrina Rada & Catalin Stoica, 2013. "Migration, Location and Provision of Support to Old-Age Parents: The Case of Romania," Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, University of Utah, University of Utah, Department of Economics 2013_09, University of Utah, Department of Economics.

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