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Elvágyódás, elvándorlás – migrációs folyamatok Kárpátalján
Migration processes in Transcarpathia

Author(s): Eleonóra Szanyi-F., Julianna Faludi, Gergely Illyés
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Social Sciences, Sociology, Migration Studies, Ethnic Minorities Studies, Politics and Identity, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Nemzetpolitikai Kutatóintézet
Keywords: Transcarpathia;tandem;migration;minority;identity;

Summary/Abstract: This study presents the migration patterns of the Hungarian and Ukrainian population of Transcarpathia. First, we briefly present the main migration trends of Ukraine during the past decades and at present, as well as the summary of major findings on migration of Hungarian minorities of the neighbouring countries. Almost a decade has passed since the last survey on migration to Hungary from the neighbouring countries (the so called Carpathian Panel): so the current paper also reflects on some trends from a longitudinal perspective. Migration dynamics and patterns of the two subgroups are presented in detail, along with their demographic and socio-cultural characteristics. Our study also focused on the respondents’ perception of their migration potential related to their social environment and the tackling of a variety of social conditions. The paper provides an analysis on the current migration trends from and to Ukraine and the neighbouring countries. A special focus is given to Hungary as an important recipient country due to cultural, ethnic and kinship ties, and the removed barriers to obtain dual citizenship for Hungarian minorities. Findings presented in this study are based on the bilingual survey TANDEM 2016.

  • Issue Year: 2/2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 85-108
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Hungarian