The Migratory Behaviour of the Population of Vrancea County – Expression of the Way of Defining Residential Personality in Relation to the Attractiveness-Repulsiveness Binomial


  • Raluca-Ioana Horea-Şerban “Al.I.Cuza” University of Iasi, Faculty of Geography and Geology, Iași, Romania


territorial mobility, rural exodus, return migration, economic discrepancy, living environments


The investigation of the chrono-spatial features of the territorial mobility points out
the exodynamic tendency of the population of Vrancea County, a feature which was fused during the
dictatorial period by the cumulated action of the net preeminence of the rurality character of the
demographic system, the mediocrity of the natural potential and the completely discretionary way of
territory systematization practiced by the communist decision factors, features which aggravatingly
acted upon the population migratory behaviour. Regardless of the period of time to which we refer,
there are two conspicuous and invariable specificities: the marked incongruence between the two living
environments and the inversion of the evolution directions on the occasion of the change of the political
regime in 1989. Both derive from the way of defining residential personality in relation to the
attractiveness / repulsiveness binomial, eminently manifested at the economic level, but also at the level
of the mentality and individual and collective perception.