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Društvena istraživanja : journal for general social issues, Vol.6 No.2-3 28-29 March 1997. -

Based on an extensive survey conducted on the representative

sample of displaced persons from Croatian East the purpose

of this paper was to highlight the differences in some sociodemographic

characteristics, attitudes and expectations of the

displaced who distinguish by their willingness to return home under

the conditions of the Plan of Peaceful Reintegration. The majority

about 70% of the interviewed persons intended to return to

their homes unconditionally, about one quarter of them hesitated

about the return because of the conditions of the Plan of Peaceful

Reintegration or had not decided yet, and only 3% did not intend

to return. By means of discriminant analyses the results of three

groups of displaced persons were analysed: returnees, hesitant,

and non-returnees. According to the results, the main difference

between returnees and other two groups were their attitudes toward

the Plan of Peaceful Reintegration, and the Plan was found

to be prevailingly positive for the group of returnees. The group of

non-returnees, although very small in number, differed from both,

returnees and hesitant displaced, by younger age, poor family relationships,

problem of invalidity and better adaptation to the place

of resettlement. Present living conditions and expectations about

future of the potential returnees were presented.



Author: Ljiljana Kaliterna - ; Institute for Applied Social Research, Zagreb Ivan Rimac - ; Institute for Applied Social Research, Zagreb

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