Social integration of Chinese descendant immigrants in Portugal

Chinese immigration to Europe has a growing importance nowdays, given Chinese economic, political and cultural expansion worldwide. At a Europen level, Portugal is no exception, since the Chinese community has been increasing since the 1990s. The settlement  of Chinese migrants and their children is important because of their social integration in the country. The aim of this research is to analyse the social integration of Chinese descendants in Portugal, through the analysis of their social trajetories using four specific dimensions: family, education, work and social networks. This projet will use a quantitative (Census 1981, 1991 and 2011) and qualitative (semi-strutured interviews) methodology, through which Chinese descendants born in China and Portugal will be sistematically compared. This analysis will enable to capture their continuities and ruptures when related to their parents' social trajectories.

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CIES-IUL - Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology
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