Working Inside and Outside Armenia

  • David CairnsEmail author
  • Marine Sargsyan


Continuing the discussion of the interviewees’ accounts, this chapter looks at issues relating to the workplace in Armenia and abroad, including the challenge of finding work that is commensurate to education and skill level. This can be a difficult transition, different and arguably more arduous compared to moving from education-to-work in other countries. For those who remain in Armenia, there may be limited opportunities for professional development, while moving abroad brings with it risk and uncertainty. The interviewees provide illustrations of different aspects of transitions-to-work at home and abroad, including managing expectations when seeking employment in Armenia, and while the idea of moving abroad to work is popular, relatively few of our interviews have encountered success after leaving.


Armenia Mobility Transitions-to-work 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Research and Studies in SociologyISCTE-University Institute of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Roma Tre UniversityRomeItaly

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