The Effects of Rural to Urban Migration in the Region of Elbasan, Albania

Jonida Biçoku, Fatmir Memaj


Migration seems to always be present within the cycle of the human life and sometimes it also seems inevitable. We are living in a time when migration in its logical and linguistic sense exists almost as a similiar phenomenon within time and space. In developing countries and in countries or regions with sustainable socioeconomic parameters it is presented with general typologies and almost unchanged ones. Migration is reasonably first related to the economic factor, but social circumstantial factors encourage and advance it. We are today facing people’s movement towards larger urban centers for a more prosperous life, for more employment opportunities, in order to join family or social circles which migrated earlier and testify success stories. These stories are related to the fact of finding a job, often a stable one, which entails other expected, premeditated benefits. We will have to refer to the economic and identity picture, the chances, the opportunities and the environment of their implementation. Moving from one place to another, from a village to a city, or from one state to another, is often difficult. Problems consist in several elements but what makes the difference is the perspective point of view. An economist would undoubtedly head of by the market supply and the jobs’ demand in the host city. A sociologist would understand all issues of economic security, and employment in particular, but would appreciate as a problem not at all secondary, the dealing with the unknown, the adaption to a new life and what is essential to life the social reintegration.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2016.v5n3s1p305

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