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Title:Emigrašao em Cabo verde: solušao ou problema?
Author:Meintel, DeirdreISNI
Periodical:Revista internacional de estudos Africanos
Geographic term:Cape Verde
Abstract:Since the mid-nineteenth century. Cape Verdians have been emigrating in large numbers to the United States and Europe, as well as to other Portuguese colonies in Africa. While the reasons for emigration seem obvious, these factors only became 'causes' when capitalist development elsewhere created new labour needs. Portuguese colonial policy was an important factor in making Cape Verde a labour reserve of potential emigrants. An examination of the effects of labour migration shows that while it seemed to offer a 'solution' to famine, and allowed some individuals and households to better their circumstances, it also posed a series of problems for Cape Verde that continue to affect development efforts. The analysis has been based upon fieldwork carried out in Cape Verde in 1972, and upon research among Cape Verdean labour migrants in the US. Notes.