The impact of emigration on the family and the remaining children in Romania – case study: Italy

SAGHIN Despina, LUPCHIAN Maria-Magdalena


The increase in Romanians’ emigration corresponds to the penury of labor force some European developed countries are facing with, especially in the household field, tourism economy and agriculture. Perceived as a possibility of improving life conditions, Romanian migration is equally a phenomenon which prevails by the brutality of changes whose negative effects are expressed by the costs which the family has to pay for. The aim of our research is to highlight the spectacular increase of Romanian emigration to Italy and especially of female emigration and its impact on the family and children left in the country. Despite the permanent contact provided by technology development, children’s and teenagers’ vulnerability left behind in Romania regarding psycho-emotional disorders has known an alarming increase, especially when they are being confronted with the challenge of dealing with their mother’s leave or both parents’, separation and family “dissolution”.

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