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Bus or Plane? Profiles of Bulgarian Travellers to Switzerland
Bus or Plane? Profiles of Bulgarian Travellers to Switzerland

Author(s): Dotcho Mihailov
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Институт за икономически изследвания при Българска академия на науките
Keywords: JEL: F22; R49; Z13

Summary/Abstract: The paper compares the profiles of Bulgarian migrants travelling to Switzerland by two different means of transport – airway and bus. It provides evidence in respect of the question “Which are the socio-demographic factors that differentiate the subsample of the airway travellers from the bus passengers?”. The study shows how observations allocated to different social strata, approached by altered sampling methods, raise diverse assumptions about important migration issues such as employment, education and networking models. In terms of occupation shifts, results from a survey of Bulgarians residing in Switzerland shows an overall pattern of diminishing level of required qualification when moving from Bulgaria to Switzerland.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 79-90
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English