Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Master Thesis

2008-2018 : Ciao Italia... Bonjour la France ! Une décennie d'immigration italienne en France

Abstract : This thesis will aim to deal with the Italians' departure to France during the decade 2008-2018. Italian immigration to France is not new. Italy has long been a country of emigration rather than immigration, and since the 19th century France has welcomed many immigrants from the Italian regions near the French-Italian border. Throughout history, the waves of immigration were of a different nature and were characterized by some necessity. In most cases, it was a matter of finding work that their country could not give them, but it could also be a matter of political immigration, such as those opposed to the fascist regime.
We will try to determine the characteristics of current migration (characterized as "brain drain"), seeking to understand - mainly thanks to a huge field survey - who are leaving, why they are leaving, what they are coming to look for in France that they can't find in Italy, what their integration into France is, what links they maintain (or not) with their country of origin, and whether they consider their establishment in France as permanent or temporary.
Although it may be described as economic, this new migration, on which our research has focused, cannot be separated from all political aspects. We will see that these are economic and political incentives that lead the Italians to make that choice and leave.
Document type :
Master Thesis
Complete list of metadata
Contributor : Llcse Usn Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Monday, September 21, 2020 - 2:08:18 PM
Last modification on : Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 10:58:40 AM


Files produced by the author(s)


Distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivatives 4.0 International License


  • HAL Id : dumas-02944366, version 1


Mélina Kalfas. 2008-2018 : Ciao Italia... Bonjour la France ! Une décennie d'immigration italienne en France. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. 2019. ⟨dumas-02944366⟩



Record views


Files downloads