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Employment outcomes of Mexican return migrants in 1997

Cherednichenko, Maria LU (2012) EKHR52 20121
Department of Economic History
Lund University School of Economics and Management, LUSEM
Abstract
Temporary migration to advanced countries from developing ones and its effects on host countries are important issues in contemporary demographic studies. Economic performance of return migrants from the U.S. in Mexico has been studied from the viewpoint of financial gains from working abroad. This paper looks into an impact of human capital accumulated through working in the U.S. on economic outcomes of Mexican returnees in terms of their income and type of employment in Mexico. The results have shown that working experience in the U.S. has a small negative association with an income of Mexican returnees, and this is consistent for migrants from all Mexican states. Further, age group 19-65 is more severely affected by the work experience... (More)
Temporary migration to advanced countries from developing ones and its effects on host countries are important issues in contemporary demographic studies. Economic performance of return migrants from the U.S. in Mexico has been studied from the viewpoint of financial gains from working abroad. This paper looks into an impact of human capital accumulated through working in the U.S. on economic outcomes of Mexican returnees in terms of their income and type of employment in Mexico. The results have shown that working experience in the U.S. has a small negative association with an income of Mexican returnees, and this is consistent for migrants from all Mexican states. Further, age group 19-65 is more severely affected by the work experience abroad than Mexican returnees aged 30-65. Also, returnees from stagnate regions are better off than their counterparts in advanced states. Then, migrants aged 30-65 and currently living in developed regions do not always have higher earnings than their counterparts in less developed states, however for an 19-65 age group living in a advanced region has higher earnings. Further, return migrants are more likely to be self-employed, become employers with employees or work in a non-paid business or family farm than to be employees. However, they are also more likely to be laborers or farm workers than employees in Mexico. (Less)
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Cherednichenko, Maria LU
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organization
course
EKHR52 20121
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
Mexico, return migrants, income, employment type.
language
English
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2760019
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2012-06-11 11:59:36
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  abstract     = {Temporary migration to advanced countries from developing ones and its effects on host countries are important issues in contemporary demographic studies. Economic performance of return migrants from the U.S. in Mexico has been studied from the viewpoint of financial gains from working abroad. This paper looks into an impact of human capital accumulated through working in the U.S. on economic outcomes of Mexican returnees in terms of their income and type of employment in Mexico. The results have shown that working experience in the U.S. has a small negative association with an income of Mexican returnees, and this is consistent for migrants from all Mexican states. Further, age group 19-65 is more severely affected by the work experience abroad than Mexican returnees aged 30-65. Also, returnees from stagnate regions are better off than their counterparts in advanced states. Then, migrants aged 30-65 and currently living in developed regions do not always have higher earnings than their counterparts in less developed states, however for an 19-65 age group living in a advanced region has higher earnings. Further, return migrants are more likely to be self-employed, become employers with employees or work in a non-paid business or family farm than to be employees. However, they are also more likely to be laborers or farm workers than employees in Mexico.},
  author       = {Cherednichenko, Maria},
  keyword      = {Mexico,return migrants,income,employment type.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Employment outcomes of Mexican return migrants in 1997},
  year         = {2012},
}