Analysis of the return of migrants in Spain in crisis

Diego López de Lera, Universidad de la Coruña

The paper present a preview of the preliminary results of the research project about the migratory return process of immigrants in Spain. The research follows a methodology based on the triangulation of three research methods: the statistical analysis of requests for assistance to return, the categorical thematic discourse analysis of a series of interviews to different profiles of people, from chosen Spanish regions: Catalonia, Valencia and Madrid, and five chosen nationalitys: thre from Latin America (Bolivian, Colombian and Ecuadorian); one form Africa (Marroco) and one form Eastern Europe (Rumania) and a documentary analysis of the evolution of the various administrative procedures and programs established for the assist return to Spain, complemented by a series of interviews with government officials and NGOs involved in the proceedings involving assisted return. In this paper we present at first, the quantitative significance of the phenomenon of "return" on the set of migration flows affecting Spain, in the context of "Crisis".

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Presented in Poster Session 3