Changes and Continuities in the Spatial Incorporation of Peruvian Migrants in the city of Cordoba, Argentina

Abstract Debates on the incorporation of migrants in receiving societies is a controversial issue in academic research. In this paper we focus our attention on the spatial dimension in the analysis of the patterns of incorporation of Peruvian migrants in the city of Cordoba in the period of 2001-2010. First, we analyze patterns of spatial segregation of the native population and the Peruvian population in the city. Second, considering the clustered/scattered cleavage, we analyze the sociodemographic characteristics of clustered and dispersed peruvians in the city. We suggest the interaction of two processes of spatial incorporation: a) there are specific patterns of location of Peruvian migrants in the city of Cordoba. The native population with higher education levels, in turn, tends to settle in the center and northwest part of the city. The central areas were the stable places where the Peruvians are located, however, in recent years there has been a changing pattern with new places of settlement; b) we identify structural differences between clustered and dispersed Peruvians.