Information and Fears around Decision Making International Migration from Hungary
Pal Koudela 1  
,   Jinil Yoo 2  
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Eötvös Lóránd University, Budapest
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul
Publication date: 2015-03-30
Polish Sociological Review 2015;189(1):29–46
Social distances are shortening in contemporary European Union by easier and cheaper travelling, increasing language skills and as a consequence, migration rates are growing. On the other hand, despite the spreading of virtual communities, participation and activity in these communities has become more and more common in our everyday life but civic publicity is still not a part of the discourse thus it cannot have any influence on migration related decisions. Moreover, virtual communities cannot give real integrity in every aspect. We researched migration outflows from Hungary with university communities to find out whether a personal connection or a stronger cohesion could result a shift in influential mechanism of information on human attitudes. Chain migration is motivated by many reasons and in our viewpoint gathering more information about possibilities and other circumstances of migration is not enough to extend the limits on emotional level. These fears would mean the limitation of migration potential and the possibility of further growth in the future.
This work was supported by Hankuk University of Foreign Studies Research Fund