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Filipa Pinho* & Rui Pena Pires*
Between 2004 and 2008, Spain was the major country of destination for the Portuguese outflows. Both the 2008 world financial crisis and the Spanish real estate crisis had a huge impact in the Portuguese inflows, due to the fast and intense growth in the unemployment rate. The emigration from Portugal to Spain decreased abruptly in 2008 and, after re-emigration and return, also decreased the number of Portuguese living in Spain. In 2008, Spain ranked just sixth among the major countries of destination for Portuguese emigration.


Serie  Country Reports
Number  1
Date  October 2013
Pages  22
ISSN  2183-8291
DOI  10.15847/CIESOEMCR012013
Keywords  Portuguese Emigration, Spain
Index  Introduction. Flows. Stocks. Geographical distribution. Introdução. Fluxos. Estoques. Distribuição geográfica. Sociodemographic characteristics. Remittances. Naturalizations. Bibliography.
Cite as  Pinho, Filipa, e Rui Pena Pires (2013), “Espanha”, Country Reports, 1, Lisboa, Observatório da Emigração, CIES-IUL, ISCTE-IUL. DOI: 10.15847/CIESOEMCR012013


Figure 1   Portuguese inflow in Spain, 1999-2012

Source INE Spain, séries anuais da Estadística de Variaciones Rresidenciales, Altas por variación residencial con procedencia del extranjero por país de nacionalidad (accessed on 04/09/2013).


 Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia (CIES-IUL), Lisboa, Portugal

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