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Външна миграция на българските роми – митове и реалности. Потенциалните мигранти роми
Bulgaria’s Roma External Migration: Myths and Realities

Author(s): Stoyanka Cherkezova
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Институт за изследване на населението и човека - Българска академия на науките
Keywords: Roma migration; social systems; potential migrants; income; life satisfaction; life strategies; magnet thesis

Summary/Abstract: Do Roma people migrate abroad for the sole purpose to abuse generous social systems in wealthy countries? This is a major issue discussed in the present paper. It becomes more and more relevant in a situation of fear from the waves of immigrants in many European host countries, and in particular the panic caused by the Roma immigrants from CEE countries. The attractiveness of host countries has been investigated from potential migrants’ standpoint, i.e. in terms of what people know and understand when they decide to migrate. Pro and con arguments are given via examining the subjective perceptions, attitudes and expectations vis-ŕ-vis declared intentions for future migration. The latter were verified in terms of the declared values, level of satisfaction in different life aspects and life strategies that the respondents opted for.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 3-4
  • Page Range: 125-149
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: Bulgarian