Employees with Romanian citizenship in Hungary

Németh, Nándor and Csite, András and Jakobi, Ákos (2011) Employees with Romanian citizenship in Hungary. Regional Statistics : journal of the Hungarian Central Statistical Office, 1. pp. 55-63. ISSN 2063-9538


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In August 2007, about 67 thousand foreign citizens possessed a valid work permit, a Green Card certificate, and complied with the obligations of employment registration in Hungary. More than 28 thousand of them were Romanian citizens, which means that 43% of the foreign employees in Hungary came from Romania. This is however a relatively small percentage. According to the data of the National Employment Service (hereafter referred to as ÁFSZ), the number of Romanian citizens among the legally employed in Hungary was close to 60% at the beginning of 2000; what is more, it even exceeded this percentage in 2002. This means that from year to year the biggest group of foreign citizens working in Hungary consists of employees coming from Romania. In our study, we have presented the sociological features of the group consisting of around 30 thousand Romanian citizens who are legally employed in Hungary. We also analysed the territorial equality of their employment. Our investigation is based upon the results of a comprehensive research, which examined the supply aspect, social composition and labour market situation of this group, and also revealed the motivations that encouraged them to work in Hungary. The research also analysed the employers’ aspects, their employment motivations, and their level of satisfaction. Our study aims to introduce the territorial characteristics of an economic phenomenon, which rarely appears in the regional literature, and wishes also to make the national labour market better understood.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation / földrajz, antropológia, kikapcsolódás > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography / gazdasági-társadalmi földrajz
H Social Sciences / társadalomtudományok > H Social Sciences (General) / társadalomtudomány általában
Depositing User: xPéter xKolozsi
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2015 06:56
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2015 11:57

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