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Shifts and Trends of the Romanian Emigration from Oltenia Region

Lecturer, PhD., Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Craiova, Romania;

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Published on December 3, 2023

Emigration is, probably, the most defining process of social change that affected Romania during the past decades. Although difficult to estimate, the great number of Romanians who chose to live, work or study in other countries caused significant consequences both in the communities of origin, and in the host-countries. The aim of this study is to evaluate, based on the statistical data issued by the Romanian National Institute of Statistics, the size and demographic characteristics of the migratory flow during the past ten years in the Oltenia Region, as well as to analyse the effects of these population movements based on economic, social, and other criteria, regarding the area of origin. As a secondary objective, there will be scrutinized the effects occurred during the period of time when coronavirus pandemic related restrictions to the freedom of circulation were enforced on the migratory flow.

emigration, Oltenia region, trends, social change, remittances


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