Immigration in Spain: Integration with feet of clay?

Sara Moreno-Colom, Ramon De Alós

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The aim of the paper is to analyze the impact of the economic crisis on the integration of the immigrant population in Spain. The Spanish case is singular because during the years of intense immigration achieved a remarkable degree of socio-cultural integration. The paper argues that such integration it has been the result of the confluence of exceptional factors rather than the result of the policy making. From a mixed methodology approach, it shows that, during the period of expansion, two factors of the immigration contribute to their coexistence with native population: finding job and access to public services. But the economic crisis, with its impact in terms of job losses and austerity policies, expose the weaknesses of the Spanish model of integration.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-528
JournalPolitica y Sociedad
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


  • Coexistence
  • Economic crisis
  • Employment
  • Social citizenship
  • Socio-cultural integration
  • Xenophobia


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