Interviews with left-behind families

I felt a bit lost, alone (PT)

Q: Good morning. What is your name? A: My name is M*. Q: How old are you? A: I’m 51 years old. Q:

When he started working in Spain, honestly, it was a relief (PT)

Q: Good morning. How old are you? A: I’m 28 years old. Q: Do you have any brothers or sisters? A:  I’m an

My father had to emigrate to give us the opportunity to study (PT)

Q: Good Morning. How old are you? A: I’m 22 years old. Q: Do you have any brothers or sisters? A: I have

I wish I won the Euromilhões (lottery) to be able to bring her back (PT)

Q: Good afternoon. What is your age? A: I’m 51 years old. Q: Are you married, do you have children? A: I’m married

When she picked up her bags and left, a piece of me went with her (PT)

Q: Good morning. How old are you? A: I’m 52 years old. Well, I am not 52 yet. I am 51, actually.

This is not the life I wanted or the life I have dreamed of (PT)

Q: Good morning. How old are you? A: I’m 51 years old. Q: Do you have children? A: I have got a son

It is difficult to be a mother and a father at the same time (PT)

Q: Good morning. How old are you? A: I’m 41 years old. Q: Do you have children? A: I have got two daughters.

To raise a child alone is very difficult (PT)

Q: Good Morning. How old are you? A: I’m 25 years old. Q: Do you have any children? A: I have a two-year-old

I would have got the clothes and the phone anyway (RO)

  Respondent ID 1. Age: 14 2. Sex: M. 3. Absent parent(s): Both 4. Country: Spain. 5. Did they go together or

I once asked myself how it would have been if she had stayed with me (RO)

  Respondent ID 1. Age: 18. 2. Sex: F 3. Parent(s) abroad: Mother 4. Parent(s) moved abroad: fifteen years ago 5. Country:

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