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The sociocultural identity of young people in post-communist Romania: attitudes towards work and emigration

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Luca, Sabina-Adina; Gheorghiță, Bogdan; Kádár, Annamária; Dragoman, Dragoș

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Abstract The identity model of young people in Romania undergoes multiple changes nowadays. We try here to identify the young people's way of reporting to the social values at work and the commitment to their own country, and as to unravel their attitudes towards corruption, poverty and emigration. This survey in based on data gathered during sociological investigations, surveys, interviews and focus-groups. Some of the conclusions of our research are that young people do appreciate work, especially under the circumstances in which they get benefits, particularly financial ones. Some other aspects which concern a profession, or a job, are an easy schedule and the lack of responsibilities. The vocational aspect is much less found among the answers given by youngsters. And, besides all, the lack of jobs and the insatisfaction that goes with it increases the chances for young people to have favorable attitudes towards emigration.
Keywords Romania; identity; culture; emigration; value-orientation; survey; youth; corruption; poverty; occupation
Classification Sociology of the Youth, Sociology of Childhood
Document language English
Publication Year 2012
Page/Pages p. 91-102
Journal Studia Politica : Romanian Political Science Review, 12 (2012) 1
ISSN 1582-4551
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works