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CAPOTE, Alberto. Family strategies of young Moroccan migrants to Andalusia (Spain) in recent years. REMHU, Rev. Interdiscip. Mobil. Hum. [online]. 2014, vol.22, n.42, pp.29-46. ISSN 1980-8585.

During the last decade Moroccans have been the population outside of the European Union with the largest influx of immigrants to Spain. It is a young and relatively well-educated population hailing from rural and urban areas. Their reasons for emigrating reveal a fairly widespread juvenile discontent that may vary depending on their social profile. In this article we analyze the role of the family at the time of making the decision to migrate, how many family members are involved, and what strategies they have taken. The results of our study reveal the extent to which family plays an essential role in the migration of young Moroccans to Spain. For many of the young migrants, a chain of aid exists between siblings who share the same generational discontent. This article studies the first stages of the migratory process and additionally presents some changes that have taken place in the Moroccan youth in recent years.

Keywords : immigration; family; Morocco; Spain; youth discontent.

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