Territorial aspects of the characteristics of foreign population in Hungary and the influence of these on their integration in the labour market

Irén Gödri, Demographic Research Institute, Budapest

The territorial distribution of the foreign population in Hungary shows a rather characteristic pattern: clearly distinguished target areas are the central region of the country and, within that, the capital. At the same time, immigrants from the various sending countries tend to concentrate in particular geographic locations. The paper first gives a descriptive analysis of the territorial distribution of foreigners living in Hungary and the spatial disparities in their various characteristics. Then we use multi-variant explanatory models to examine how is the choice of location for settling and the labour market integration of immigrants determined by the territorial distribution of the foreign population already present in the country and their rate at the location in question on the one hand; and, on the other hand, by the economic and labour market indicators of the location. In order to answer these questions we use census data and survey data to.

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Presented in Poster Session 3: Migration, environment and spatial demography