Permanently Provisional: Facts & Figures of Portuguese Immigration in Switzerland

  title={Permanently Provisional: Facts \& Figures of Portuguese Immigration in Switzerland},
  author={Alexandre Afonso},
  journal={European Public Law: National eJournal},
  • A. Afonso
  • Published 15 February 2010
  • History, Economics, Political Science
  • European Public Law: National eJournal
This article provides an overview of the main demographic, social and economic characteristics of Portuguese immigration in Switzerland. First, the political and economic underpinnings of Portuguese migration flows to Switzerland are outlined. The demographic and sociological composition of these flows, as well as of the Portuguese population in Switzerland, is then analyzed, and processes of economic and cultural integration are assessed. It is notably argued that the enduring Portuguese… 
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