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Portuguese Knowledge Migrants: Push effects during the financial and economic crisis

Neiva Ganga, R and Silva, JP and Vaz, H and Gomes, R and Teixeira, JL and Cerdeira, L and Silva, S and Cabrito, B and Magalhaes, D and Machado-Taylor, ML and Peixoto, P and Patrocinio, T Portuguese Knowledge Migrants: Push effects during the financial and economic crisis. Migraciones Internacionales (35). ISSN 1665-8906 (Accepted)

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Abstract

Objectives This paper aims to understand the social significance of 2008 Eurozone crisis on Portuguese scientists’ migration decision-making. Design Drawing from a mix-method strategy from the Brain Drain and Academic Mobility from Portugal to Europe (BRADRAMO), five individual portraits (Lahire, 2002) are analysed. Study Limitations / implications Further research needs to be conducted to understand the impact of knowledge migration on the Portuguese scientific system. Findings Academic mobility is the main lever for scientific migration. Portuguese scientists aspire for healthier career opportunities. Even though, the 2008 Eurozone crisis and its effects may not drove them from the country, have prevented them from returning, aggravating the brain drain.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: individual portraits; highly-skilled emigration; economic crisis; scientific careers; migration motivations
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: Humanities and Social Science
Publisher: El Colegio de la Frontera Norte
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2017 14:46
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2017 14:46
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7551

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