Migration in Hungary: historical legacies and differential integration

Ioana Rusu

in Migration and welfare in the new Europe

Published by Policy Press

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9781847426444
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302797 | DOI:
Migration in Hungary: historical legacies and differential integration

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This chapter summarises the main migration trends in Hungary ever since the fall of the Berlin Wall. The discussion is based on two main objectives. It examines the most striking characteristics of the integration of migrant communities, and at the policy implications that followed the accession to the European Union in May 2004 and the Schengen Area in January 2008. A short theoretical discussion of the determinants of migration is provided, along with a detailed overview of migration in Hungary.

Keywords: migration trends; Hungary; Berlin Wall; striking characteristics; migrant communities; policy implications; Schengen Area; determinants of migration; migration

Chapter.  7300 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Migration Studies

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