The impact of socio-cultural integration on return intentions: evidence from a survey on Romanian migrants

Gherghina, S. , Plopeanu, A.-P. and Necula, C.-V. (2020) The impact of socio-cultural integration on return intentions: evidence from a survey on Romanian migrants. Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 18(4), pp. 515-528. (doi: 10.1080/15562948.2020.1735599)

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Abstract

This article analyzes the impact of socio-cultural integration on migrants’ intention to return to their country of origin. It distinguishes between the potential effects of inter-ethnic relations, language proficiency and perception of discrimination as components of integration. It uses individual-level data collected through an original survey among Romanian migrants in January 2018. It aims to test the effects of socio-cultural integration against those of alternative explanations provided in the literature. The findings indicate that the perception of discrimination, assessment of public institutions’ performance and belonging feelings are important predictors for return intentions.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gherghina, Dr Sergiu
Authors: Gherghina, S., Plopeanu, A.-P., and Necula, C.-V.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1556-2948
ISSN (Online):1556-2956
Published Online:12 March 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 Taylor & Francis
First Published:First published in Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies 18(4):515-528
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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