Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. New Patterns of Portuguese Emigration: A Broad Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Rui Pena Pires
      Pages 29-48 Open Access
    3. João Peixoto, Pedro Candeias, Bárbara Ferreira, Isabel Tiago de Oliveira, Joana Azevedo, José Carlos Marques et al.
      Pages 49-72 Open Access
    4. Marco Lisi, Ana Maria Belchior, Manuel Abrantes, Joana Azevedo
      Pages 73-94 Open Access
  3. The Labour Market and Portuguese Emigration: Highly Skilled and Less Skilled Migrants

  4. Portuguese Emigrants: Postcolonial Continuities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Marta Vilar Rosales, Vânia Pereira Machado
      Pages 193-207 Open Access
    3. Pedro Candeias, Jorge Malheiros, José Carlos Marques, Ermelinda Liberato
      Pages 209-235 Open Access
  5. Portuguese Emigrants: Identities

  6. Final Reflections

About this book


This open access book offers a comparative overview on Portuguese emigration in Europe and outside the EU in times of recession. It looks at Portuguese emigrants who, after the crisis of 2008, moved both intra-EU, such as UK, France, Switzerland, Germany and Spain, but also into countries with historical links, such as the USA and Canada, and to Portuguese speaking countries such as Brazil, Angola and Mozambique, as well as the processes of return. In addition to the dynamics of movement, the book provides an in-depth analysis of the heterogeneity of this emigration. It deepens the multifaceted identities concerning social and professional pathways among highly skilled and less skilled emigrants. The labour market continues to be the main regulatory force of Portuguese emigration, which helps to explain the outflow and the processes of settlement and return. Nonetheless, this book demonstrates that non-economic factors have likewise been of great importance in the decision to emigrate. As such this book will be a valuable read to policy makers, students and scholars in migration.


Open access Migration and integration Labour market Labour migration Population movement in times of recession Migration into Portuguese speaking countries Youth migration Patterns of exit and return Identities and transnational networks Portuguese emigration Crisis European migration Skilled migration Migrant workers

Editors and affiliations

  • Cláudia Pereira
    • 1
  • Joana Azevedo
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia (CIES-IUL) Observatório da EmigraçãoLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia (CIES-IUL) Observatório da EmigraçãoLisbonPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-15133-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-15134-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-4087
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-4095
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