Migration has more often than not been associated with remittances. In fact, the literature abounds of accounts of migrants regularly sending out money back home to support family members or other dependents, and this applies to earlier waves of emigration from Greece too. Accordingly, an early expectation when researching or/and studying what has been tagged as the New Greek migration (associated with the economic crisis that erupted in Greece since late-2009), has been that in this instance too new Greek migrants would regularly be dispatching money back home. However, from information gathered in a survey I undertook on the basis of a semi-structured questionnaire of 230 Greek emigrants in employment at the time they were interviewed, it surfaced that most respondents were just not remitting money back home! This divergence from the norm is the problem I intend to explore. Taking this finding as the starting point I attempt to relate it to other social-economic features of the particular migrant sample, the motives they have given for migrating and their circumstances abroad. On that basis I make an attempt to indentify linkages, and explore the reasons underlying this unusual for migrants behavior to arrive at an explanation.
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