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



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

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

Journal rubric: Social Psychology

Article type: review article


For citation: Bogolyubskaya L.A. Life Styles of Labor Migrants According to P. Boski’s Concept [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2015. Vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 32–35. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2015040304. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Ludmila A. Bogolyubskaya, Psychologist, School of Law & Economics, PhD Student, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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