Abstract:Exact data on migration flows for Portugal continue to be difficult to obtain, because available sources combine different categories (e.g. new entries and status changes) and do not capture some inflows, especially that of EU nationals. However, estimates based on new long‐term visas and residence permits suggest that overall migration inflows declined 12% in 2010, to 30 000. Portuguese emigration has been on the rise since the mid‐decade. Estimates suggest more than 70 000 departures per year, more than half of whom are under 29 years of age.
Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: June 1, 2012