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United States of America
Inês Espírito-Santo* & Rui Pena Pires*
Over 160 thousand people born in Portugal lives in the US. This population is aging and in decline due to the substantial reduction of emigration from Portugal in recent years. The entry of no more than one thousand new Portuguese immigrants per year in the past decade was not enough to compensate for mortality and movements of return and reemigration. In addition to aging, the Portuguese population in the US has very low educational and professional qualification levels when compared to other immigrant populations in the country.

This study benefited from financial support
from the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD).


Series  Country Reports
Number  2
Date  July 2014
Pages  79
ISSN  2183-8291
DOI  10.15847/CIESOEMCR022014
Keywords  Portuguese Emigration, United Sates of America
Index  Index of figures and charts. Introduction. Migratory context. Historical background. Inputs (flows). Emigrant population (stocks). Naturalization. Geographic distribution. Sociodemographic characteristics. Comparative perspective. Qualified emigration and scientific mobility. Shipments. References
Cite as  Espírito-Santo, Inês, e Rui Pena Pires (2014), “Estados Unidos da América”, OEm Country Reports, 2, Lisboa, Observatório da Emigração, CIES-IUL, ISCTE-IUL. DOI: 10.15847/CIESOEMCR022014


Chart 16  Pyramid of ages of Portuguese emigres in the US with more than 15 years, 2001 

Note  Residents in the US born in Portugal.
Source  OECD, Database on Immigrants in OECD Countries, DIOC 2000-2001.


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