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dc.contributor.authorCornelius, Wayne A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMarcelli, Enrico A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:19:06Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:19:06Z-
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/21066-
dc.description.abstractUsing recent data from southern California and Mexico we challenge the notion that the demographic profile of post-1970 Mexican migrants to the United States has remained constant. We find that more recent cohorts of migrants: (1) are more likely to settle permanently in the United States, (2) have higher proportions of females, (3) are younger, (4) have higher educational attainment, (5) are increasingly likely to originate in southern Mexico and the Mexico City Metropolitan area, and (6) are increasingly likely to depart from urban areas within Mexico. Although we find no direct evidence that the legalization programs mandated by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 led to a stronger propensity to settle permanently in the United States, logistic regression analyses demonstrate the importance of the other three principal explanatory factors suggested by Cornelius (1992), namely, economic crisis in Mexico, the changing character of U.S. demand for labor, and social networks.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 220en_US
dc.subject.jelJ61en_US
dc.subject.jelF22en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordImmigrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordMexicoen_US
dc.subject.keywordUnited Statesen_US
dc.subject.keywordUndocumenteden_US
dc.subject.keywordGenderen_US
dc.subject.keywordRegionen_US
dc.subject.keywordSettlementen_US
dc.subject.stwMigrantenen_US
dc.subject.stwMexikaneren_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.subject.stwKalifornienen_US
dc.subject.stwAuswanderungen_US
dc.subject.stwBevölkerungsstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwMexikoen_US
dc.titleThe Changing Profile of Mexican Migrants to the United States: New Evidence from California and Mexicoen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn619950072en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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