Who wishes to return? Ties to home country among the Romanian migrants

Gherghina, S. and Plopeanu, A. (2020) Who wishes to return? Ties to home country among the Romanian migrants. Nationalities Papers, 48(5), pp. 876-890. (doi: 10.1017/nps.2019.72)

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The research focusing on return migration from the perspective of migrants’ relationship with the country of origin has emphasized the emotional and economic ties. Quite often, these ties have been examined separately and there is little indication of what counts more. This article addresses this gap in the literature and analyzes the extent to which the sense of belonging, media consumption, networks of friends, and regular visits in the country of origin could affect the intention to return. It controls for remittances, voting in the elections of their home country, and age. The empirical analysis uses an original dataset including individual level data. This was collected through an online survey in January 2018 on a sample of 1,839 first generation migrants from Romania.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gherghina, Dr Sergiu
Authors: Gherghina, S., and Plopeanu, A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:Nationalities Papers
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISSN (Online):1465-3923
Published Online:17 April 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 Association for the Study of Nationalities
First Published:First published in Nationalities Papers 48(5):876-890
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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