Migration theory and international policy recognises that migrant remittances play significant roles in shaping economic, social, and political transformations in origins and destinations. However, nobody deals with how migrants experience and use values. To contribute to the development of migration theory, we integrate insights from modernization, social remittance, and cleavage frameworks. We test three propositions, that values are experienced in comparative and relational ways, that values are selectively transferred in the context of specific ways, and that values are constitutive of social and economic structures. Our original empirical account is derived from a sample of 28 Moldovan migrants living and working in Czechia. We report three main findings, first, Moldovan migrants acquire values through the process of their prior experiences in their daily life in their origin; second, social remittances appear, but to a limited extent, and are transferred depending on the operation of cleavages in Moldovan society; third, the value of responding to corruption and low market demand in Moldova, and may perpetuate the medium term owner / worker and government / society cleavages in Moldovan society.
Drbohlav, D., A. Bailey, M. Lupták, D. Čermáková
Migrant values and social remittances across the contemporary migration-development nexus: the case of Moldovans in Czechia
Drbohlav, D., A. Bailey, M. Lupták, D. Čermáková. 2017. „Migrant values and social remittances across the contemporary migration-development nexus: the case of Moldovans in Czechia.“ Geografie 4. 526-553. Dostupné z: https://scholar.google.cz/scholar?hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C5&q=Migrant%20values%20and%20social%20remittances%20across%20the%20contemporary%20migration-development%20nexus%3A%20the%20case%20of%20Moldovans%20in%20Czechia&btnG=#d=gs_cit&u=%2Fscholar%3Fq%3Dinfo%3Allb99dg1L08J%3Ascholar.google.com%2F%26output%3Dcite%26scirp%3D0%26hl%3Den.