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Title: Geographical contribution of contemporary labour migration from Serbia and Montenegro to Denmark

Authors: Goran Rajović

Addresses: IDIS, Street Vojvode Stepe 252, Belgrade, Serbia

Abstract: The following text is a contribution to the study of contemporary geographical migration of labour force from Serbia and Montenegro in Denmark. The time frame for the study covers the period from the mid '60s to the dissolution of the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro in 2006. Some data relates to the period after 2006, and for which we believed to be relevant to the investigation. The focus of attention is focused on four groups of issues: the causes of migration, information about employment opportunities, and the massive flow of migration and residency in Denmark and material effects of migration. Communities of immigrants from Serbia and Montenegro, although not many (about 8,000), is interesting for researchers, because in the middle of Denmark that is economically dependent, maintained their ethnic or social identity. Denmark is a prime example of the state where the persistent and deliberate work, culture and democracy achieved legally, economically, socially stable society, appealing to other countries and peoples. In such a society that I have found my place and migrants from Serbia and Montenegro, and that the Danes have a lot of sympathy, it is understandable when the Danes themselves strike correctness of Slovenia's emotions.

Keywords: Serbia and Montenegro; Denmark; migrants; labour migration; geographical migration; employment opportunities; immigrants; social identity; ethnic identity; culture; democracy; stability.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMRM.2014.059698

International Journal of Migration and Residential Mobility, 2014 Vol.1 No.1, pp.28 - 49

Available online: 26 Feb 2014 *

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