South Asian immigration to Spain: Socio-demographic profile and territorial distribution, 2000-2014 ∗

Nachatter Singh Garha, Juan Galeano, Andreu Domingo Valls

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    Abstract

    © 2016 Scalabrini Migration Center. The South Asian group, which includes people from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, is one of the oldest and least known immigrant groups in Spain. Because of its relatively small size (131,230 in 2014) very limited research work has been done about this community. Existing studies mainly focus on their economic participation while their socio-demographic characteristics remain unexplored. In this paper, we examine the evolution and demographic profile of their flow and stock during 2000-2014, their socio-economic characteristics and territorial distribution. The recent huge flow of young males has made this group more masculine and younger. Their low education level and lack of professional skills result in occupational segregation in a few sectors, which is contributing to their residential concentration in the big metropolitan areas of Spain. The economic crisis in Spain has halted further growth, but the continuation of family reunification process is consolidating their settlement in Spain.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)191-205
    JournalAsian and Pacific Migration Journal
    Volume25
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

    Keywords

    • demography
    • immigration
    • occupational segregation
    • South Asian population
    • Spain
    • territorial distribution

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