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  • General Founder and Publisher:

    Centre of Sociological Research


  • Publishing Partners:

    University of Szczecin (Poland)

    Széchenyi István University, (Hungary)

    Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania)

    Alexander Dubcek University of Trencín (Slovak Republic)

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The concept of labour migration from the perspective of Central and Eastern Europe

Vol. 13, No 1, 2020

Pál Bite


Széchenyi István University, 

Faculty of Economics,

Győr, Hungary


ORCID 0000-0001-7735-4104

The concept of labour migration from the perspective of Central and Eastern Europe


Márta Konczos Szombathelyi


Széchenyi István University, 

Faculty of Economics, 

Győr, Hungary


ORCID 0000-0001-5248-7752

László Vasa


Széchenyi István University, 

Győr, Hungary


ORCID 0000-0002-3805-0244



Abstract. The present paper overviews academic literature and statistics related to labour migration in part where it concerns Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), with special attention paid to Hungary. It aims to discover the main notions and results of European migration along with potential future trends. The paper, inter alia, focuses on the changing characteristics of host countries’ labour markets and demographic profiles. It has found that CEE’s involvement in intercontinental migration is expected to continue, and is driven by demographic and economic catalysts. Therefore, to address all related issues and map trends, not only an economic perspective is required. The conclusion is that preparation for integration of the newly arrived labour force is a permanent ongoing task for all employers and policymakers, as well as for the entire society.


Received: September, 2019

1st Revision: December, 2019

Accepted: February, 2020


DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2020/13-1/13

JEL ClassificationJ61

Keywords: labour migration, temporary migration, Central and Eastern Europe, demography, integration, model of immigration