Migrants in the Slovak labor market. Problems and Perspectives.

The Institute for Public Affairs (IVO) has issued a new publication "Migrants in the Slovak labor market. Problems and Perspectives".  It is written by the team of IVO authors: Jarmila Filadelfiová, Oľga Gyárfášová, Martina Sekulová a Miroslava Hlinčíková. The publication was issued as a part of the project Economic Aspects of Migration and Integration of the Third Country Nationals in Slovakia financed by the European Union from the European Fund for the Integration of Third Country Nationals under the Solidarity and Management of Migration Flows.

Recent trends in international migration and approximation of positives and gaps in its research and statistical coverage were the basis for preparation of a research project of the Institute for Public Affairs on economic migration to Slovakia. This project responded to the need of better knowledge about migrants and their economic participation.

The research project was dealing with the following relations: monitored existing statistics and tried to create new research databases to enable the comparisons over the time; devoted the attention to economical, sociological and political factors of migration, noticing the overlap or expressions of general trends in international migration on the economic migration in Slovakia.

Through the related set of research activities the research tried to capture the real situation of economic migrants in Slovakia and comment on it from the perspective of current immigration and integration policies. Economic and social factors dominate in terms of motivation among migrants coming to Slovakia, that is why the research focuses on incoming migrants as a labor and the Slovak labor market participants, but also as a source of remittances.

The research deals with informal migrant networks not only as a force which is able to help when moving between countries, but at the same time as most important information channel while collecting information and decision making about coming to Slovakia.

The research revealed several factors of „brain waste“, which refers to the situation when education and qualification of migrants´ is not fully used.

Although the last four or five years the debate on migration in Slovakia intensified, there  is still a lot of  to catch up from a gender perspective on migration, therefore,  this research pay particular attention to the gender dimension.

Download: Migranti na slovenskom trhu práce [PDF, 1.5 MB]

Download: English Summary from the study [PDF, 0.1 MB]

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