Geografie 2011, 116, 422-439

Distribution and migration of foreigners as a part of the socio-geographical differentiation of Czechia

Zdeněk Čermák, Eva Janská

Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Přírodovědecká fakulta, katedra sociální geografie a regionálního rozvoje, GEOMIGRACE – Geografické migrační centrum, Albertov 6, 128 43 Praha 2, Czechia

Received July 2011
Accepted September 2011

The distribution of foreigners is becoming an essential part of the sociogeographical differentiation of Czechia. In addition to international migration, the spatial distribution pattern of foreigners are further modified according to their internal mobility, which, compared to the Czech population, is much higher. This mobility is influenced by the precise position of foreigners in the labour market and their increased flexibility. Prague is the most attractive centre for international migration. It functions as a gateway city and represents the most important target for the internal migration of foreigners as well. The results of quantitative analysis show possible trends in regional differences in net migration and the reasons behind these processes, including primarily economic factors.


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