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Demographic Analysis of Latin American Immigrants in Spain

From Boom to Bust

  • Andreu Domingo
  • Albert Sabater
  • Richard R. Verdugo

Part of the Applied Demography Series book series (ADS, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Victoria Prieto Rosas, Antonio López Gay
    Pages 1-27
  3. Andreu Domingo, Enrique Ortega-Rivera
    Pages 29-54
  4. Albert Sabater, Douglas S. Massey
    Pages 55-82
  5. Elena Vidal-Coso, Daniela Vono de Vilhena
    Pages 83-103
  6. Albert Sabater, Juan Galeano
    Pages 105-131
  7. Alberto del Rey, Rafael Grande
    Pages 133-153
  8. Joaquín Recaño, Marta Roig, Verónica de Miguel
    Pages 181-209
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 211-215

About this book


This book provides a unique, timely and comprehensive insight into Latin American immigrants in Spain. Each chapter uses a demographic framework to examining important topics related to the experiences of Latin American immigrants in Spain, like their rapid acquisition of nationality, their contrasting patterns of migration and settlement compared to other immigrant groups, their labour market experiences before and during the economic recession, their reproductive behaviour before and after settling in Spain, as well as the push and pull factors of what is regarded as one of the single biggest waves of international migration ever experienced by Spain.


Beyond the investigation of such pertinent topics, this book addresses issues relating to the adequacy of demographic theory in explaining the presence of Latin American immigrants in Spain, particularly the trailblazing presence of women among the immigrants. Spain unquestionably constitutes a good example of the fact that the future of demographic growth in post-transitional countries is mainly and irreversibly marked by the evolution of migratory movements, while the latter factor is closely linked with the economic state of affairs. In the short term at least, the causal relations go from economy to demography. In the long term, if economic growth is linked with demographic growth as some economists hypothesise, this would also be fundamental, not only in the sense of growth itself but also with regard to how this might be distributed.


Constrasting patterns of migration and settlement Demographic growth in post-transitional countries Economic state of affairs Evolution of migratory movements Labour market experience Latin American immigrants in Spain Migration and immigration Rapid acquisition of nationality

Editors and affiliations

  • Andreu Domingo
    • 1
  • Albert Sabater
    • 2
  • Richard R. Verdugo
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for Demographic StudiesBellaterraSpain
  2. 2.School of Geography & GeosciencesSt. AndrewsUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Centre for Demographic StudiesBellaterraSpain

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Demographic Analysis of Latin American Immigrants in Spain
  • Book Subtitle From Boom to Bust
  • Editors Andreu Domingo
    Albert Sabater
    Richard R. Verdugo
  • Series Title Applied Demography Series
  • Series Abbreviated Title Applied Demography Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-12360-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-37550-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-12361-5
  • Series ISSN 2352-376X
  • Series E-ISSN 2352-3778
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXV, 215
  • Number of Illustrations 38 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Demography
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