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Профил и стaвови потенцијaлних мигрaнaтa из Србије
Profile and Statements of Potential Migrants from Serbia

Author(s): Mirjana V. Bobić, Milica Z. Vesković Anđelković
Subject(s): Demography and human biology, Migration Studies
Published by: Етнографски институт САНУ
Keywords: migration potential; socio-demographic characteristics; unemployment; values; tradition

Summary/Abstract: The paper uses empirical data collected by the Institute for sociological research of the Faculty of Philosophy in 2013 and 2014. The aim was to conduct research into the sociodemographic characteristics of respondents who show a tendency to emigrate, and their motives and potential obstacles they face in the context of their ties to the local community in which they reside. The results confirm that these are generally young people, mostly unmarried men with a high school education. The main problems they face in their environment are economic: unemployment and economic uncertainty, while they expect emigration to provide a better quality of life and better chances for professional advancement. The results also show a high degree of ties to the local community which implies that the real migration potential will be a good deal lower.

  • Issue Year: LXIV/2016
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 469-491
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Serbian