Portuguese Youngsters on the Move after the Macao's Migratory Experience

Tuesday, July 15, 2014: 11:15 AM
Room: 315
Oral Presentation
Ines PESSOA , Sociology, ISCTE - IUL, Lisbon, Portugal
Macao has been for the last two decades of the XX century the host society of young Portuguese people, whose parents, mainly high qualified workers, have preformed professional functions in the public or private sectors of the territory. Once this migratory cycle came to an end, and after their return to Portugal, a large number of these young Portuguese has migrated again, some to Southeast Asia, others to different places, this time as protagonists of their own flow. Basing our study on life stories, our purpose is to analyse to what extent the migration experience of these individuals in Macao has contributed to the formation of their cosmopolitan identities, as well as to create a predisposition to re-migrate.