Talent Abroad: A Review of Romanian Emigrants

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In recent years, Romania has undergone major economic, social and political transformations. Given the significant emigration of the Romanian population and the recognition of the contributions of the diaspora, Romanian authorities are seeking to better understand this pool of talent residing abroad, which has great potential to contribute to the economic and social development of Romania. This review provides the first comprehensive portrait of the Romanian diaspora in OECD countries. By profiling Romanian emigrants, this review aims to strengthen knowledge about this community and thus help to consolidate the relevance of the policies deployed by Romania towards its emigrants.


Recent trends in emigration from Romania

This chapter analyses recent migration flows from Romania as well as the intentions to emigrate observed in the Romanian population. The total migration flow from Romania to OECD countries is compared to the flows from neighbouring countries, and its evolution is related to changes in flows to particular destination countries. Using international survey data, the chapter then presents results on intentions to emigrate from Romania, also for specific groups in the population and in comparison to neighbouring countries. Special attention is given to the link between emigration intentions and the labour market situation in Romania.


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