Migration and Remittances from Mexico

Migration and Remittances from Mexico : Trends, Impacts, and New Challenges

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Migration and Remittances from Mexico: Trends, Impacts, and New Challenges, edited by Alfredo Cuecuecha and Carla Pederzini, compiles twelve articles on the migration phenomenon from Mexico and other Latin American countries to the United States. The first part of the book provides an overview of three recent surveys, all carried out in Mexico. The surveys consider international migration flows from Mexico to the United States, the characteristics of migrants, and some of the causes and effects of migration in Mexico both for national and rural samples. The next section of the book analyzes the factors that explain the relationship between internal migration and human development. Then, the authors look at different issues of migration from Mexico and Latin American countries to the United States. The topics include female educational selection in migrants from Mexico to the United States, the impact of differences in the U.S.-Mexico labor market outcomes on the migratory flow, the working conditions of Mexican migrants to the United States under H2 visas, and the breadth and depth of migrants' connections from Latin American countries to the United States.
The fourth and final section of the book studies a variety of aspects related to remittances from United States to Mexico and Latin American countries, including whether remittances promote growth in Mexico, whether remittances sent to Mexico finance migration of more Mexicans to the United States, and whether remittances have positive impacts in the households that receive them. The contributors to Migration and Remittances from Mexico are specialized migration researchers, trained in a broad variety of fields, including economics, sociology, demography, and political science in both Mexico and the United States. This range of backgrounds provides an essential multidisciplinary perspective from both sides of the border.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 276 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 27.94mm | 1,378.91g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739169793
  • 9780739169797

About Alfredo Cuecuecha

Alfredo Cuecuecha is full professor in the economic regional development doctoral program at El Colegio de Tlaxcala. Carla Pederzini is a visiting fellow at the Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University. She is on sabbatical leave from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, where she is a full professor of economics.
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Table of contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter One-International Migration Rates Based on the ENOE: Methodology and Main Results by Elsa Perez Paredes and Sara Iveth Mera Ceballos Chapter Two-Migration in the Mexican Family Life Survey by Graciela Teruel, Luis Rubalcava, and Erika Arenas Chapter Three-The Mexican National Rural Household Survey and Rural Migration by Jose Jorge Mora Rivera Chapter Four-Beyond Income Differentials: Explaining Migrants' Destinations in Mexico by M. Estela Rivero-Fuentes Chapter Five-Internal Migration and Human Development: The Case of Mexico by Gabriel Lara Ibarra and Isidro Soloaga Chapter Six-Gendre Differentials in Emigration by Level of Education: Mexican-Born Adult Migrants in the United States by B. Lindsay Lowell and Carla Pederzini Chapter Seven-Mexicans In and Out of the US: Facts on Job Search and International Migration by Alfredo Cuecuecha and Silvio Rendon Chapter Eight-The Vulnerability of Mexican Temporary Workers in the US with H-2 Visas by Paz Trigueros Legarreta Chapter Nine-Measuring Migration Connections across Latin America by Jonathan Hiskey and Abby Cordova Chapter Ten-Remittances as an Economic Development Engine: Regional Evidence from Mexico by Pia M. Orrenius, Madeline Zavodny, Jesus Canas, and Roberto Coronado Chapter Eleven-Is It Remittances or Is It Tickets to America? A First Look at Financial Transfers Among New US Legal Immigrants Born in Mexico by Guillermina Jasso Chapter Twelve-Migradollars in Latin America: A Comparative Analysis by Douglas S. Massey, Jorge Durand, and Karen A. Pren References About the Authors Index
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