Title: The role of family network in circular migration and formation of transnational communities - a Brazilian case study

Authors: Shahamak Rezaei; Denise Helena França Marques

Addresses: Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University, Universitetsvej 1, Building 25.3., DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark ' João Pinheiro Foundation, Alameda das Acácias, 70, São Luiz, ZIP code: 31.275-150, Belo Horizonte/MG, Brazil

Abstract: The complexity of family arrangements that constitute the return migration of Brazilians from Paraguay can be identified as an important element in maintaining the circularity between the two countries and the consolidation of transnational space Brasiguaio. This paper describes the changes in volume and composition of family arrangements of Brazilian returnees from Paraguay in the five-year periods 1986/1991, 1995/2000 and 2005/2010 and raise some points for reflection and discussion on the participation of transnational families in the migration process and circularity of these migrants. Information from the Brazilian Demographic Censuses of 1991, 2000 and 2010 will be used to do so, and to estimate the direct and indirect effects of international migration return to that country.

Keywords: social networks; transnational entrepreneurs; Brazil; Paraguay; circular migration; border circulation; transnational diaspora entrepreneurship; TDE; family networks; transnational communities; case study; transnational families; migrants; return migration; entrepreneurship.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2016.075721

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2016 Vol.16 No.3, pp.284 - 303

Received: 16 Apr 2015
Accepted: 16 Apr 2015

Published online: 01 Apr 2016 *

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