Internal Migration on Both Sides: Sociodemographic Characteristics of Internal Migration of Latin Americans in Their Countries of Birth and Spain

Doris Cristina Quintero Lesmes, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Joaquin Recaño Valverde, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

The aim of this paper is to explore certain socio demographic characteristics that define the internal mobility of different groups of Latin Americans in their born countries and in Spain. The features studied are the average age at migration, the migration profile by sex and age, the average intensity of migrations from a demographic perspective (Gross migraproduction rates). The study period corresponds to the first decade of the century XXI. The population data used in this study for Spain, are the Census 2011, the population register (Padrón Continuo) that delivers the denominators for calculating rates and Residential Variation Statistics, that allows knowing the places of residence of the individuals during the study period; and for Latin American countries were used micro-data samples supplied by IPUMS International at the University of Minnesota. The analysed countries are Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivian and Peru.

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Presented in Poster Session 4: Migration and Urbanization; Population, Development and the Environment