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The Bulgarian Community in Spain (Will The Bulgarians Return from Spain?)

Mintchev, Vesselin and Boshnakov, Venelin (2016): The Bulgarian Community in Spain (Will The Bulgarians Return from Spain?). Forthcoming in: Economic Studies Journal No. Special Issue (2017): pp. 1-26.


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The article presents a selection of results from a representative sample survey among the Bulgarian population residing in Spain. The sample includes 506 individuals living in 25 different settlements in this country interviewed in 2011. The data provides various opportunities for deriving social, demographic, and economic status of Bulgarians residing in Spain. The transfer behavior of Bulgarians in this country is compared to the practices revealed by return migrants studied in the framework of a representative survey conducted in Bulgaria. The article suggests evidence about the degree of knowledge of Bulgarian language by the youngest generation as well as the frequency of contacts between the Bulgarian Diaspora and the relatives left behind. The question "Will the Bulgarians return from Spain?" is discussed as well.

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