Immigrant Vulnerability and Resilience

Comparative Perspectives on Latin American Immigrants During the Great Recession

  • María Aysa-Lastra
  • Lorenzo Cachón

Part of the International Perspectives on Migration book series (IPMI, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Effects of the Great Recession on Latin American Immigrant Labor

  3. Understanding Immigrant Adaptation in Difficult Times

  4. Linking the Effects of the Great Recession in Destination and Origin Countries

About this book


This book explores how the current sustained economic slow-down in North America and Europe has increased immigrant vulnerability in the labor market and in their daily lives. It details the ways this global recession has affected the immigrants themselves, their identities, as well as their countries of origin. The book presents an interdisciplinary dialogue as well as offer a transatlantic comparative perspective. It first focuses on the immediate effects of the Great Recession on immigrants’ employment. Next, it connects the experience of immigrants in the labor market with their experiences in the social arena in receiving societies. Coverage also explores the effects of the economic downturn on transnational practices, remittances and return of Latin American migrants to their countries of origin.

This volume will be of great interest to faculty and graduate students who are interested in international migration studies from the fields of sociology, economics, anthropology, geography, political sciences, and other social sciences. It will also be of interest to professionals and policy makers working on international migration policy and the general public interested on the topic. 


Effects of the great recession Employment and debt crisis Financial and housing crisis Immigration law enforcement Impact the volume and growth of migrant flows International migration Negative conditions of the labor market Vulnerability and resilience of Latin America

Editors and affiliations

  • María Aysa-Lastra
    • 1
  • Lorenzo Cachón
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Sociology and AnthropologyWinthrop UniversityRock HillUSA
  2. 2.Departamento de Sociologia IUniversidad Complutense de MadridMadridSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-14796-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-14797-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2214-9805
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-9813
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