Return to Spain

More than half of the Spanish migrants do not know when or if they will return to Spain or whether they will stay in their new country to save up some money. In addition, about 7% claims that they will go back in a few months and another 7% will go back in a year. Finally, 23% (almost one in four) expected to be in the country for more a year and postpone their return to Spain.

Based on these results we cannot say that youth who reside outside of Spain have clear thoughts on when or if they want to return to Spain. However, the desire to return to Spain is widespread, although it is noteworthy that almost one in five immigrants (23%) have no intention of returning. This rate of rejection to returning may be due to many aspects, such as being very detached to the place of origin, having found a foreign partner. Despite this, the most important finding is that 77% of migrants would rather return to Spain.

Data collected from “The emigration of young Spaniards in the context of the crisis: Analysis and data of a phenomenon which is difficult to quantify.”. April 2014

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