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19/12/2012

Social Impact of Emigration and Rural-Urban Migration in Central and Eastern Europe

Report financed by and prepared for the use of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (VT/2010/001)



This study analyses of the social impact of international and internal migration in Central and Eastern Europe in the past two decades, offering a knowledge base on effects on labour markets, human resource development, poverty and social exclusion and social cohesion.
On the basis of an analysis of the recent trends and patterns of migration, it looks at linkages to the labour market and education structure in the sending countries focussing on specific challenges like health care mobility, brain drain, skill matching, and labour market reintegration of returnees. The situation of those regions which are above average affected by migration is assessed separately.
The reports further identify the scope and use of remittances and analyses their impact on labour market participation of the family members left behind, and on poverty and inequality.

author(s): Gesellschaft für Versicherungswissenschaft und -gestaltung e.V. (GVG), Germany - N. Bélorgey, B,Garbe-Emden, S. Horstmann, A. Kuhn, D. Vogel, P. Stubbs (The Institute of Economics, Zagreb)
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