A Portrait of the Current Portuguese Wave of Qualified Emigrants

  • Susana Costa e SilvaEmail author
  • Vilmantė Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė
Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)


For the several last decades Portugal has been an enjoyed positive migration flows. Since 2008, however, it has experience increased emigration that has not been seen since the late 1960s and early 1970s. This chapter aims to present a portrait of the current Portuguese wave of qualified diaspora in 2008–2015. The main reasons such as economic crises, low salaries and its citizens’ desire for better work opportunities where highlighted. In addition, English language, education and cheap traveling opportunities has changed the destination countries from former Portuguese-speaking colonial countries to European and mostly English-speaking countries.


Migration Diaspora Portuguese language Portugal 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susana Costa e Silva
    • 1
    Email author
  • Vilmantė Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė
    • 2
  1. 1.Católica Porto Business School, Universidade Católica PortuguesaPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Kaunas University of TechnologyKaunasLithuania

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