Being a Migrant in Barcelona in 1930. Valencian Immigration in the Neighbourhood of la Barceloneta

Kenneth Pitarch Calero, Conchi Villar Garruta, Antonio López-Gay

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    © 2018 University of Alicante. All Rights Reserved. In 1930, more than half of the Barcelona population (56%) had been born outside the city. Although internal migration of that period has been studied, there is no specific research on its most important origin: the Valencian born migrants. The aim of this work is to improve our knowledge about the living conditions and the level of integration of this group in Barcelona in 1930. For this purpose, we analyze: (i) The distribution of Valencia born migrants in Barcelona. (ii) The main sociodemographic characteristics and the the level of socio-labour integration of this group living in La Barceloneta neighbourhood. This is done by focusing on the timing and the reasons behind their movement to Barcelona. Results point out a relatively good social integration –compared with other migratory groups– that did not depend on the period of arrival. We suggest, however, it is linked to the maintenance of strong ties of peasantry.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)259-299
    JournalPasado y Memoria
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


    • Barcelona
    • Demography
    • Households
    • Industrialization
    • Municipal register of inhabitants
    • Occupations
    • Valencian country
    • Valencian migration


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