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Long-term International Circular Migration: Empirical Evidence from Hungary

Illés, Sándor and Rédei, Mária and Kincses, Áron (2014) Long-term International Circular Migration: Empirical Evidence from Hungary. In: European Population Conference, 2014. június 25-28, Budapest.

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Abstract

The concept of the usual place of residence is one of the basic elements of the definition of international migration adopted by the United Nations. According to this concept, migration is a single (non-recurring) event that happens rarely during an individual’s life. A long-term international migrant was generally a lifetime settler and perhaps never returned to his or her motherland. However, migratory movements have been developing as a type of recurring event. Multiple displacements from one home to another have become increasingly frequent during the epoch of globalisation. We argued that circulation, as a part of international migration, should be viewed as interlinked processes rather than a single event. The transnational dimension of migration is increasing. Certain international migrants become circular migrants. They devoted their time and activity to both their country of origin and their destination country. In general, macro-scale information on international circulars by serial number is scarce. Our research aims to assist in filling this gap. This paper provides empirical evidence on international circular migrants based on the comprehensive administrative database available in Hungary, and it conceptualises and analyses one of the aspects of the notion of circulation. The aim of this study is to transform the highly theoretical notion of circulation to align this notion with the practice of demography, statistics, migration studies, and population geography.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation / földrajz, antropológia, kikapcsolódás > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography / gazdasági-társadalmi földrajz > GF1 Settlement geography / településföldrajz
H Social Sciences / társadalomtudományok > HA Statistics / statisztika
H Social Sciences / társadalomtudományok > HA Statistics / statisztika > HA1 Demography / demográfia, népesedési statisztika
Depositing User: dr. Áron Kincses
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2015 14:57
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2015 14:57
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/26518

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