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Migraciones internacionales

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GONZALEZ-RABAGO, Yolanda. Determinants of Migrants’ Transnational Engagement: Colombian Population in the Basque Country. Migr. Inter [online]. 2016, vol.8, n.4, pp.231-267. ISSN 2594-0279.

Migrants’ transnational engagement has traditionally been confronted with the migrants’ integration into host societies. There are diverse factors that can influence the relationship of migrants with their origins, personal as well as contextual. The objective was to analyze the determinants of transnational engagement of the Colombian population in the Basque Country, and through linear regression analysis to identify a profile of the transnational migrant. The results showed that educational level, the existence of a nuclear family in the country of origin, and a stable situation in the destination country are key factors in transnational engagement. It is concluded that migrants with a stable, secure, and participative position in the destination society engage with their place of origin to a great extent without perceiving an incompatibility between both engagements.

Keywords : transnationalism; determinants; relation with origin; Colombian population; Basque Country.

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