Over the last few centuries emigration has had a dramatic impact on Italy, so that, according to the rules of the recipient countries and, often, the will of the citizens themselves, it is estimated that at least “another” Italy is present outside the national borders. When in the seventies there was what many scholars identified as the transition from a country of immigration to a country of emigration, it seemed that the destiny of our peninsula was now marked. Its ability to absorb labour from abroad has undergone the continuous, slow but steady movement of foreigners who have never ceased to live in modern Italy, even when the media continue to deal exclusively with the "invasion " of foreigners in Italy. All this, among other things, in the presence of a strange quantitative coincidence, the number of members in AIRE (the register of Italians residing abroad) combines in a very significant way with foreigners residing in Italy, attending, roughly, about 8% of the population, something like nearly 5 million people. But who are the Italian migrants flocking our border lines, and above all, what destinations do they choose? In this work we will try to focus on the situation both quantitatively and qualitatively, trying to find out what the mechanisms that trigger the migratory process are and to what extent are the Italians willing to abandon their land to return to doing "the emigrants, "as our story has never stopped telling.

ITALIAN EMIGRATION AFTER THE ECONOMIC CRISIS

Iaquinta P.
;
Sabella E.
2019

Abstract

Over the last few centuries emigration has had a dramatic impact on Italy, so that, according to the rules of the recipient countries and, often, the will of the citizens themselves, it is estimated that at least “another” Italy is present outside the national borders. When in the seventies there was what many scholars identified as the transition from a country of immigration to a country of emigration, it seemed that the destiny of our peninsula was now marked. Its ability to absorb labour from abroad has undergone the continuous, slow but steady movement of foreigners who have never ceased to live in modern Italy, even when the media continue to deal exclusively with the "invasion " of foreigners in Italy. All this, among other things, in the presence of a strange quantitative coincidence, the number of members in AIRE (the register of Italians residing abroad) combines in a very significant way with foreigners residing in Italy, attending, roughly, about 8% of the population, something like nearly 5 million people. But who are the Italian migrants flocking our border lines, and above all, what destinations do they choose? In this work we will try to focus on the situation both quantitatively and qualitatively, trying to find out what the mechanisms that trigger the migratory process are and to what extent are the Italians willing to abandon their land to return to doing "the emigrants, "as our story has never stopped telling.
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Population; Migration; Population Development; Economic Employments
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