This paper explores Italian and Spanish migrants’ experiences and imaginaries of home country labour markets as part of their motivations to migrate during the economic crisis. It argues that precarious employment conditions and images of dysfunctional labour markets drive them to leave Italy and Spain. Besides personal experiences also images transmitted through media and informal social networks play a role. In addition, it sheds light on the perceptions that young Italians and Spaniards have of the Berlin and London labour markets. The findings suggest that positive images of the Berlin and London economies, together with a lack of hope for sustainable economic recovery in the country of origin impact migration decisions, and may also encourage migrants who face challenges in the labour market of destination countries to accept poor employment conditions, rather than leave the new society. The analysis is based on 69 in-depth interviews with young Italians and Spaniards, most of whom emigrated after 2008.
Great Expectations? Young Southern Europeans Emigrating in Times of Crisis / I. Dimitriadis. - In: MONDI MIGRANTI. - ISSN 1972-4888. - 2019:3(2019), pp. 127-151.
|Titolo:||Great Expectations? Young Southern Europeans Emigrating in Times of Crisis|
DIMITRIADIS, IRAKLIS (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||intra-EU migration, crisis, Italy, Spain, London, Berlin.|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore SPS/09 - Sociologia dei Processi economici e del Lavoro|
Settore SPS/07 - Sociologia Generale
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Data ahead of print / Data di stampa:||18-dic-2018|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3280/MM2019-003007|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|
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