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Life Styles of Labor Migrants According to P. Boski’s Concept 1470


Bogolyubskaya L.A.
Psychologist, School of Law & Economics, Moscow, Russia

Cross-cultural studies of a Polish scientist Paul Boski are focused on the phenomenon of economic migration as related to ethno-cultural characteristics of migrants. He advanced the hypothesis about the leading role of employment and financial well-being in the process of adaptation, and proposed four lifestyles typical for labor migrants with different statuses. More so the author of the concept defined the role of thriftiness, as a separate factor affecting the model of migrants’ behavior

Keywords: acculturation, lifestyle of a migrant, economic migrant, ethnic and cultural features

Column: Social psychology


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