Expectations and reality: a case study of return migration from the United States to Southern Italy.

@article{Cerase1974ExpectationsAR,
  title={Expectations and reality: a case study of return migration from the United States to Southern Italy.},
  author={F P Cerase},
  journal={The International migration review},
  year={1974},
  volume={8 26},
  pages={245-62}
}
  • F P Cerase
  • Published 1974 in The International migration review
A summary of Italy's emigration flows shows that Southern Italy sent her people abroad in great number, and, at the same time, return migration to Italy has been characteristic of a minority, e.g., an estimated 3000 from the US alone, 1964-68. Italy's modernization proceeded unevenly, the South remaining agricultural and for the most part, economically backward. Any form of identification with Italy as a country did not affect the Southern peasant thus preparing his/her way to emigrate as soon… CONTINUE READING

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