Circular Migration Systems around a New Immigration Country

Sándor Illés , Active Society Foundation
Áron Kincses, Hungarian Central Statistical Office
Péter Simonyi, Active Society Foundation

The presentation provides insight into the spatial systems induced by the heterogenous mass of long-term international circular migrants admitted into Hungary in the period of 2009-2016. The general aim is to distinguish territorial subsystems embedded into the inflows of international migrants. The specific aim is to quantify the effects of latest great economic recession on the spatial patterns of circulatory subsystems in comparison with the before and after crisis periods. Firstly, we discuss the concept of international circular migration from inward perspective. Secondly, we study changes in the territorial series of first-time international migrants and circulators with descriptive statistics. Thirdly, based on the geographic data of country of citizenship we map the external territorial dimension of circulation and visualise the effects of economic upheaval on spatial circulatory subsystems around a non-traditional receiving country with relatively short immigration history. At the end we argue that the subsystems are generated by the intentions of international migrants in combination with migration policies of governmental actors.

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 Presented in Session P3. Poster Session Migration, Economics, Environment, Methods, History and Policy