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Portuguese Scientists' Migration: a study on the 2008 crisis aftermath

Neiva Ganga, R, Silva, JP, Gomes, R, Vaz, H, Lopes, JT, Silva, S, Cerdeira, L, Cabrito, B, Magalhaes, D, Machado-Taylor, MDL, Peixoto, P, Patrocinio, T and Brites, R (2016) Portuguese Scientists' Migration: a study on the 2008 crisis aftermath. International Migration, 54 (6). pp. 43-55. ISSN 0020-7985


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In the economic and social aftermath of the 2008 crisis there has been an important and growing new wave of highly qualified Portuguese emigration comprising scientists. No or very few public policies have been designed to reverse this phenomenon, risking the consequences of brain drain. International literature argues that professional reasons are central to scientists’ decision to migrate, even after the 2008 crisis. Spending some time in a foreign country to study, research, or teach, is perceived as a common step in an individual academic trajectory and an advantage for a successful professional career in academia. It is also encouraged by European Union policies. Twelve individual portraits of Portuguese scientists living in central Europe reveal how important other factors are to the migration decision‐making process. These factors include the economic crisis, student mobility programmes, and the current Portuguese scientific system revision.

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Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Ganga, R. , Silva, J. P., Gomes, R. , Vaz, H. , Lopes, J. T., Silva, S. , Cerdeira, L. , Cabrito, B. , Magalhães, D. , Lurdes Machado‐Taylor, M. , Peixoto, P. , Patrocínio, T. and Brites, R. (2016), Portuguese Scientists’ Migration: a study on the 2008 crisis aftermath. Int Migr, 54: 43-55. doi:10.1111/imig.12271, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imig.12271. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1603 Demography, 1601 Anthropology, 1608 Sociology
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Screen School
Publisher: Wiley
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Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2019 08:08
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 10:02
DOI or ID number: 10.1111/imig.12271
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9436
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