Migration and Families in European Society

Laura Zanfrini*

*Autore corrispondente per questo lavoro

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This chapter aims to describe some of the processes that have made migrant families a relevant topic in contemporary Europe. Firstly, it analyses the transition from a migration of (temporary) workers to a migration of permanent settlers and families, which have completely changed the “meaning” of migration and its long-term impact. Then, it focuses on family reunion –today the main channel to enter Europe–, analysing the relationship between the legislative framework and a set of social, cultural, and ethical issues. Thirdly, it discusses how migrants are challenging both the sustainability of the European social model and the European way of life, that is the ability to reconciling the principle of equality and the recognition of diversity.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteThe Palgrave Handbook of Family Sociology in Europe
EditorA.-M., Cesnuityte, V., Crespi, I., Gauthier, J.-A., Gouveia, R., Martin, C., Moreno Mínguez, A., Suwada, K. Castrén
Numero di pagine20
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2021


  • family reunification
  • migrant families
  • migrants offspring
  • migration policies


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