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Livia POGAN, Attitudes towards immigrants’ integration in Romania

Livia POGAN
Assistant Professor, PhD., “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Department of Social Work, Journalism, Public Relations and Sociology, Chair of Sociology and Social Work, Romania;
E-mail: livia.pogan@ulbsibiu.ro.

Published on December 20, 2021

Abstract
Migration study is among the favorite domains for social sciences research, given the magnitude of the phenomenon and the complex consequences of massive movements of people across the globe. Romania is nevertheless an emigration country, with millions of citizens living abroad, in the last 30 years. Immigration represents a new challenging trend for the Romanian society and institutions called to
deal with such issues. Seen sometimes as a burden for the social systems, other times as a solution for the lack of workforce or the population aging, immigrants arouse different types of reactions from host societies, as tolerance, acceptance, rejection or opposition.
Considering the above-mentioned aspects, this paper aims to explore Romanians’ attitudes towards immigration and immigrants, using survey data from a study assessing immigrants’ integration from a triangulating perspective. Thus, data from public institutions,
immigrants and Romanian citizens were collected through the CRCMIS project.
Results show that the participants in this study have tolerant attitudes regarding immigrants, consider that they do not have a negative impact regarding the Romanian cultural or economic life and see Romania as a welcoming host for foreigners.

Keywords
Attitudes, Culture, Economy, Immigrants, Integration

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