Immigrants in Spain - Their Role in the Economy and the Effects of the Crisis
Élteto, Andrea, Romanian Journal of European Affairs
In the last decade Spain definitely became a country of immigrants. This article describes the characteristics and economic role of immigration, the oficial policy towards the phenomenon and the effects of the financial and economic crisis of the last two years. The five million immigrants had important effect on the Spanish demography, employment and education system. Foreigners found vacant jobs first of all in the construction industry and agriculture. To the end of 2007 however, the construction boom ended and Spain sank into a deep recession. Unemployment rate jumped to 20 percent to the spring of 2010 leaving mass of immigrants without jobs. Tolerance of the …
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Publication information: Article title: Immigrants in Spain - Their Role in the Economy and the Effects of the Crisis. Contributors: Élteto, Andrea - Author. Journal title: Romanian Journal of European Affairs. Volume: 11. Issue: 2 Publication date: June 2011. Page number: 66+. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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