Italian Migration Essay

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ITALY: comings and goings ITALY: comings and goings 222 INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION WINTER SEMESTER 2012/2013 Population: 60,748,965 ------------------------------------------------- Emigrants: 3,480,280 Immigrants: 4,463,413 ------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------- Migration destinations: Migrant native: ------------------------------------------------- -Germany: 842,66 -Romania: 813,04 ------------------------------------------------- -France: 450,39 -Albania: 522,65 ------------------------------------------------- -Usa: 400,48 -Morocco: 475,78 ------------------------------------------------- -Canada: 345,57 -China: 203,52 ------------------------------------------------- -Switzerland: 263,32 -Ukraine: 172,57 ------------------------------------------------- -Australia: 236,61 -Philippines: 137,41 ------------------------------------------------- -Argentina: 205,03 -Tunisia: 121,71 ------------------------------------------------- -Belgium: 129,77 -Poland: 117,31 ------------------------------------------------- -United Kingdom: 108,24 -Macedonia: 101,54 ------------------------------------------------- -Spain: 93,79 -India: 100,68 Introduction Italy is a country with a long history of emigration and a very short experience of immigration. The paper first surveys the Italian emigration, concentrating in three main waves, in order to show how the political and cultural situation influenced and continue to affect the trek. These three periods are: before the World War I, between the wars and then, from 1945 to date. This last wave will focus on the problem of the brain drain of the last years. The second
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