Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Labour Migration Trends in the Slovak Republic
Issue: Vol. 9, No 2, 2016
Published date: 06-2016 (print) / 06-2016 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Adriana Grenčíková
Jana Španková
Keywords: migration, labour migration, migration process, international migration, workforce
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2016/9-2/11
Index PUBMS: 83771e4c-0280-11e8-94c4-fa163e5d4f72
Language: English
Pages: 158-167 (10)
JEL classification: F15, F22, J61, O15, R23

The authors of the study draw attention to the factors making the workforce leave the Slovak labour market to work abroad. Survey respondents worked abroad. There is no institution in the Slovak Republic keeping records about the number of Slovaks who study and work abroad. There are only estimates available based on secondary information, such as registration of citizens with health insurance companies. In the future, labour shortages will become a serious problem not only for developed EU countries, but also for the Slovak Republic. Therefore, it is necessary to analyse the reasons why, especially young people, decide to leave Slovakia to work abroad. The purpose of the study is to analyse selected areas of issues arising from the questionnaire survey conducted by the Department of Management and Human Resource Development of the Faculty of Social and Economic Relations from November 2015 to January 2016. 658 respondents participated in the survey, and the questionnaire contained 34 questions with 6 attributive descriptions. The findings related to the selected areas of issues are presented in the study.