Geographia Polonica (1995) vol. 66

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South-North migrations. The case of Spain

Isabel Bodega Fernandez, Juan A. Cebriân de Miguel, Teresa Alonso, Gloria Lora-Tamayo D'Ocon, Ascuncion Martin Lou

Geographia Polonica (1995) vol. 66, pp. 125-246

Abstract

International migrations caused by socio-economic and demographic reasons, especially from underdeveloped countries to the rich and prosperous areas of the globe are discussed with the focus on Western Europe and particularly on Maghrebi immigration to Spain. Emigration of the people from a backward region even increases the deterioration of local economy, provoking stagnation and inflation. Therefore emigration only can not be seen as an economic take-off for sustained economic development over the frontier areas between developed and depressed territories. Related social questions as well as economic, religious and political may add factors affecting the structural balance of the societies concerned.

Keywords: International migrations, Spain, Maghreb, cheap labour force, Mediterranean world imbalance, Moroccan community in Spain.

Isabel Bodega Fernandez, Instituto de Economía y Geografía, C.S.I.C. Calle Pinar 25, 28006 Madrid, Spain
Juan A. Cebriân de Miguel, Instituto de Economía y Geografía, C.S.I.C. Calle Pinar 25, 28006 Madrid, Spain
Teresa Alonso, Instituto de Economía y Geografía, C.S.I.C. Calle Pinar 25, 28006 Madrid, Spain
Gloria Lora-Tamayo D'Ocon, Instituto de Economía y Geografía, C.S.I.C. Calle Pinar 25, 28006 Madrid, Spain
Ascuncion Martin Lou, Instituto de Economía y Geografía, C.S.I.C. Calle Pinar 25, 28006 Madrid, Spain