Myth-busting study finds that Roma are no more likely to emigrate than any other Romanians

23/04/2013 - A new study explodes the myth of the nomadic tendencies of Roma people, finding that Roma are no more or less likely to emigrate than anyone else in Romania. Published yesterday (April 22 ), the study, ‘Roma in Romania – from scapegoat to engine for growth’, found that at least one member of 19 percent of households had moved abroad, both for Roma families and everyone else.

“We see the same percentage of 19 percent of Roma and non-Roma households that include people who have moved to another country,” reads the report. The percentage of households that include people who have moved  temporarily to another locality in Romania is actually lower among the Roma community – some 5 percent among Roma households as opposed to 7.7 percent in the general population.