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Spain: A New Gravity Centre for Latin American Migration

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

Abstract

This chapter examines emigration patterns of the Latin American population from Spain abroad during the period 2002–2012, with a particular focus on the period before and after the 2008 crisis. The analysis is based on micro-data from the municipal register and takes into account two types of international move: returns to the country of birth and emigration to other countries. The chapter reviews the potential and limitations of Spanish data sources on international emigration, provides estimates of the intensity and demographic characteristics of the two types of migration and discusses the impact of the crisis on each migration flow as well as their regional distribution.

Keywords

Emigration Return migration Re-emigration Spain Latin America 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This paper has been carried out in the framework of the research project: Inflexión del ciclo económico y transformaciones de las migraciones en España (CSO2010–19177), funded by the Ministry of Education and Science, National R+D+I Plan 2007–2010.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.United NationsNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Universidad de MálagaAndalusiaSpain

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