Romanian Migration Flows In European Countries: Does Social Security Matter?
In last decades, the globalization process and the removal of barriers on internationalcirculation of persons inside the European Union fostered an increase in migration from Romaniatowards other European countries. Using a panel framework, our estimates showed that both pushand pull factors are entering in the decision function of a Romanian migrant when it comes tochoose the destination country. Economic conditions in the destination countries proxied by thelevel of income per capita and the employment rate are particularly associated with increasedmigration flows. Also, life expectancy seems to be a significant pull factor. Not least, we alsoquestioned the welfare state as a potential input in the migration decision function. Our findingsindicated that only family and childcare support public expenditures are positively associated withmigration flows.
Volume (Year): 2 (2012)
Issue (Month): 14 ()
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