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Reasons and Characteristics of the Dynamizing Emigration Intention of the Hungarian Youth

Beáta Siskáné Szilasi () and Levente Halász ()
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Beáta Siskáné Szilasi: University of Miskolc
Levente Halász: University of Miskolc

Eastern European Business and Economics Journal, 2018, vol. 4, issue 1 - special issue Hungarian youth mobility in Europe, 79-96

Abstract: Emigration is considered as a general life strategy for Hungarian young generations. This important process can be observed by the overwhelming proportion of those who leave the country in order to study or work temporarily or for a lifetime. The paper aims to shed light on the most important emigration features of the past decade, scrutinizing the essential reasons for emigration between the ages of 18 and 40. At the international and national levels, migration processes and their dominant social, political, economic consequences are worthy of scientific interest, moreover, both objective and subjective data analysis – explaining emigration – are increasingly demanding. The authors endeavour to provide a comprehensive summary of the most significant socio-demographic and economic characteristics of young generations who are more or less willing to emigrate. Their decade-old proportions, changes in terms of mobility patterns, repulsive and attractive factors invigorating emigration, the migration potential within the country (urban-rural, central-periphery dualities, intraregional inequalities) will be explained in detail. The scientific findings are based on a survey where approximately 10,000 people were questioned in the context of migration potential between 2013 and 2016 in Hungary and abroad.

Keywords: emigration; migration potential; Hungarian youth; spatial inequalities; European target countries; social and economic consequences (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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