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The dynamics of the international skilled migration to the state of São Paulo in the 21st century: migration spaces of “knowledge workers”

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posted on 20.12.2017, 02:52 by Jóice de Oliveira Santos Domeniconi, Rosana Baeninger

Abstract The setting of international migration in the 21st century is aligned with the study of migration patterns (Patarra, 2005) that develop in the same migratory spaces (Baeninger, 2014), like skilled migration (Martine, 2005). In a society permeated by technological changes (Pellegrino, 2003) and by the intensity of the internationalization of capital and labor mobility (Sassen, 1988), the understanding of the migration phenomenon also involves its spatial dimensions (Baeninger, 2014). Data from the Annual Social Information Report on the insertion of skilled immigrants into the formal labor market allow us to perceive an increasing formalization of these professionals, as knowledge workers (Mello, 2007) present in different municipalities of the state of São Paulo, beyond the Metropolitan Region.