Mobility in Transition

  • David CairnsEmail author
  • Marine Sargsyan


This chapter acknowledges the potential significance of recent political change in Armenia, specifically the impact of the Velvet Revolution of Spring 2018 on the lives of students and graduates. Considering the timeframe in which our fieldwork was conducted, July–September 2018, we were able to obtain some insight into the near immediate reactions of our interviewees, including the prospects for an enhancement of labour market chances at home. While some degree of hope has been generated, there are no definite signs of change in career direction being initiated at this stage, and while there is some optimism on display, more caution is in evidence, especially in regard to anticipated labour market reform.


Armenia Velvet Revolution Political change Labour market reform 


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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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