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Argentines in the United States: Migration and Continuity

  • Andrés J. Consoli
  • Eduardo Bunge
  • Mercedes Fernández Oromendia
  • Agustina Bertone
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Part of the International and Cultural Psychology book series (ICUP)

Abstract

Argentina, a South American country with over 44 million inhabitants, is characterized by its family-centered, affectionate culture, and by close interpersonal distance. While a sizable portion of the population descends from European migrants, there is also a significant portion of the population with Amerindian roots. Argentina has experienced periods of political and economic instability, including the Dirty War in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the economic collapse of 2001, and the financial difficulties of 2014. Socioeconomic, educational, and family reasons have incentivized Argentines to relocate to other countries; it is estimated that over one million Argentines live overseas, including the United States. Approximately 242,000 Argentines and Argentine Americans reside in the United States. The chapter details some of the challenges and opportunities encountered by Argentines in the post-migration era and their relationship to their homeland.

Keywords

Argentina Argentine Americans Demographics Migration Cultural characteristics 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors would like to acknowledge Ms. Alicia Falkowski and the staff of the Argentine Consulate in the United States who kindly responded to our queries regarding information about Argentines in the United States.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrés J. Consoli
    • 1
  • Eduardo Bunge
    • 2
  • Mercedes Fernández Oromendia
    • 3
  • Agustina Bertone
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School PsychologyGevirtz Graduate School of Education, University of California, Santa BarbaraSanta BarbaraUSA
  2. 2.Palo Alto UniversityPalo AltoUSA
  3. 3.University of California, Santa BarbaraSanta BarbaraUSA

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