La famiglia romena con figli minori in Italia: caratteristiche, problematiche e risorse

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The Romanian family with minor children in Italy: characteristics, problems and resources

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Abstract

The Romanian immigration to Italy shows many peculiarities that lead to distinguish it among other migrant flows: in Italy Romanian citizens represent the first national group in number and as a group has the highest rates of settlement and integration. Furthermore they are close to Italy both for geographic and linguistic reasons and since 2006 they profit of the status of “members” within the Eu. All these factors can explain why they frequently adopt such a mobility and residential strategy, called “migratory pendulum” and “transnational mothering and fathering”. The parent’s expectations towards the children’s achievement are very high, in both case, children have been moved with parents or joint with parents after their migration, and this influences any decision to stay or return to Romania, that adult make often without the children’s agreement. It’s hard for researchers to gather first-hand data on Romanian people emigrated to Italy, rather reluctant to express their distresses and worried not to put under focus their own migratory and family project. An empirical study carried out in 2011-12 with the support of Eu program Fundamental Rights and Citizenship explored for the first time the problems of the Romanian family with children living in Italy and this article shows the main findings focusing on: life conditions and poverty risk for Romanian citizens; inter-generational relations and minor’s distress; helping network and integration problems. In conclusion some recommendations for the social support to the well being of Romanian families are provided.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The Romanian family with minor children in Italy: characteristics, problems and resources
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)13-26
Number of pages14
JournalCONSULTORI FAMILIARI OGGI
Volume21
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • DIRITTI DEI MINORI
  • IMMIGRAZIONE
  • INTEGRAZIONE SOCIALE
  • RELAZIONI FAMIGLIARI
  • ROMANIA
  • SUCCESSO FORMATIVO
  • childrens' rights
  • family relations
  • migration
  • romania
  • school achievement
  • social integration

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