International Migration, Return Migration, and Their Effects: A Comprehensive Review on the Romanian Case

52 Pages Posted: 10 Jan 2017

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Remus Anghel

ISPMN

Alina Botezat

Romanian Academy - "Gh. Zane" Institute for Economic and Social Research

Anatolie Coșciug

Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu (ULBS); Centrul pentru Studiul Comparat al Migratiei, UBB

Ioana Manafi

Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies

Monica Roman

Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies

Abstract

Romanian migration is today one of the biggest, complex, and dynamic migration to Western Europe. This paper is a comprehensive review of the existing literature that aims at providing a full picture of this dynamic migratory process and discusses its far-reaching consequences. It first presents and characterizes the Romanian migration through the different phases during and after state socialism. The second part of the paper is dedicated to unfolding the socio-economic effects of the Romanian migration addressing the remitting behavior and its development over the past years. The issue of return migration is also addressed stressing that return is not much developed, however it has significant impacts through the emergence of returnees' entrepreneurship. Finally we address some of the consequences of the medical doctors' migration which is today considered one of the main migration challenges the country is facing.

Keywords: Romania, international migration, remittances, return migration, physicians migration

JEL Classification: F22, F24, J15, P36

Suggested Citation

Anghel, Remus and Botezat, Alina and Coșciug, Anatolie and Manafi, Ioana and Roman, Monica, International Migration, Return Migration, and Their Effects: A Comprehensive Review on the Romanian Case. IZA Discussion Paper No. 10445, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2895293

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Alina Botezat

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Anatolie Coșciug

Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu (ULBS) ( email )

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Romania

Centrul pentru Studiul Comparat al Migratiei, UBB ( email )

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Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, Cluj 400132
Romania

Ioana Manafi

Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies ( email )

Monica Roman

Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies ( email )

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Bucharest, 010374
Romania

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