There were 390 Portuguese who entered Sweden in 2017, according to Statistics Sweden. That Swedish agency accounted for a total of 144,489 entries of foreigners in Sweden, with the Portuguese representing 0.3% of that total. +
In 2016, the decrease in Portuguese emigration was accelerated, with about 100 thousand individuals leaving the country. The review of the statistical series estimated by the Observatory on total emigration points to the existence of a peak of emigration in 2013, higher than the one estimated so far, of around 120,000 outflows, as well as a progressive slower descent, in 2014 and 2015, to values around 110 thousand exits. The 2017 edition of the Factbook includes data updated to 2016 (or last year available) on total Portuguese emigration and for the main countries of destination, as well as on emigrants' remittances. +
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. +
It is open a Call for OEm Working Papers until April 30th. +
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