15 / 2002
Marina Lukšič-Hacin

Returned Emigrants as Part of the Migration Circle

Until today there were in Slovenia three intensive waves of dealing with the returning of emigrants: at the end of the seventies, in the nineties, and at present. All discussions have shown that in Slovenia we can hardly speak of classical returning of emigrants, as the conditions that define the migration circle of which part are returned emigrants (emigration-immigration-remigration), were not fulfilled. The presented empirical studies indicate that quite many people left the Slovene environment during the after-war period. The share of returned emigrants is proportionally small and under expectations. We must add to this the fact that in all the years there is no trace of active state policy that would encourage the returning. That is valid for all varieties of emigration and returning, including the brain drain.