Planning to go back home because of the economic crisis? Evidence from the short-term return intentions of bolivian migrants in Spain

Sònia Parella*, Alisa Petroff

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Abstract

On the basis of data collected by the RETTRANS survey (2011–2012) on Bolivian migrants living in Spain, this article aims to identify the influence of the 2008 economic crisis on the determinants marking the migrants’ return intention. In this regard, there is a need to incorporate the concept of double embeddedness based on migrants’ social networks (meso level), the way migration is imbricated in persons’ lives (micro level); and how, at a macro level, economic and social transformations of different contexts affect these decisions. The article highlights that unexpected changes in living conditions trigger a reconfiguration of these mixed factors that condition return intentions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)242-253
Number of pages12
JournalLatin American Research Review
Volume55
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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