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case study: Brazil and migration
Transcript of case study: Brazil and migration
There have been periods of migration
Discovered by the Portuguese
French/Dutch colonies established
Slaves brought into the country for work
Independence brought european settlers
Frequent wars in the 20/21st lead to an influx of refugees.
Following an economic crisis in the 80's people migrated to other countries.
What is the trend In Brazil?
From North to South
How significant is the migration?
20 million have migrated. Urban population reached 75% by 1991. Average growth of urban population of 5% a year
case study: Brazil and migration
Brazil Background Information
The laws of migration
Number of migrants coming in?
Why are they coming in? Impact. Where are they coming from?
In recent years, due to the euro crisis and a reshaping of the world economy, together with other emerging economies Brazil has been increasingly seen as an attractive destination for those seeking better job opportunities.
Life in Brazil?
It is not only educated people from Europe, affected by the tough economic situation, who see Brazil as an option; Brazilian authorities and economists recognize the economy’s need for highly skilled workers and increasingly tend to portray Brazil as “an island of prosperity in the world”.
- Pressure on the land means there is not enough land to live on
-Large families mean there is not enough land for each child to live off.
-Quality of life is low - long hours, hard work & little pay hardship when the harvest is poor.
-Natural disasters like periods of drought.
-Lack of land tenure.
-Schools are poor and overcrowded.
-Little Government investment some laborers lose their jobs when owners buy machines.
-Better chances of jobs.
-Jobs in cities pay more than farming.
-Hope for a better life.
-Improved housing with electricity and water.
-Better schools - it’s the only way to escape poverty.
Inter state travel.
Benefits and limitations:
More taxes for the government
Better access to healthcare
More educated population
More people working, contributing to the economy.
According to the latest estimates of the Brazilian foreign office, in 2007 98% of emigrants were living in four regions: North America (42 %), Europe (25 %), South America (20 %) and Asia (10 %). The remaining 2% were distributed throughout Central America, Africa, Oceania and the Middle East.
The new trend
Brazilians Migrating out of the Country
Less people migrate to Mega cities.
People are encouraged to move to the frontier:
-Largest country in both South America/Latin America.
-8.5 million square kilometers/170 million people
-Annual growth rate of 1.199%
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Short overview of migration in Brazils history