According to data from the Office Fédéral de la Statistique, in 2017 9,257 Portuguese entered Switzerland. The official statistical department accounted for a total of 147,142 foreign entries into Swiss territory in that year, representing the Portuguese 6.3% of this total. +
De acordo com os dados da DIOC 2010/11 (base de dados sobre imigrantes portugueses nos países da OCDE), cerca de 1 milhão e 400 mil portugueses estavam emigrados em países da OCDE. No diz respeito às qualificações, os emigrantes portugueses possuíam maioritariamente um nível de escolaridade baixo, incluindo nos países em que existia um maior stock de portugueses. Ainda que existisse um predomínio de emigrantes com baixa escolaridade, assiste-se a um aumento do número de emigrantes com escolaridade mais alta no caso dos que emigraram mais recentemente, isto é, quando o tempo de estadia corresponde a um ano ou menos. A emigração mais recente tende, pois, a ser mais qualificada. +
Interview with Caroline Brettell
With a PhD in anthropology from Brown University, USA, Caroline Brettel also did the Master of Arts. She holds a BA in Latin American Studies from Yale University. In 2009 she was named University Distinguished Professor of Southern Methodist University, USA, where she teaches. She is the director of the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute. Her main research interests are centered on migration, the intersection between anthropology and history, historical demography, gender and transnationalism. Since the 1970s she has been developing fieldwork among Portuguese emigrants in Canada, France, the USA and in Minho, among their families, in this case to analyse the impacts of emigration in the country of origin. +
[OEm] The Emigration Observatory carried out the extraction of the information about Portuguese emigrants from the DIOC and provides, in free access, the bases so constituted. A Portuguese emigrant was defined as any person born in Portugal residing abroad. +
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