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Title:Migrant networks, migrant selection, and high school graduation in Mexico PDF Logo
Authors:Miranda, Alfonso
Issue Date:2007
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 3204
Abstract:This paper examines whether family and community migration experience affect the probability of high school graduation in Mexico once unobserved heterogeneity is accounted for. Bivariate random effects dynamic probit models for cluster data are estimated to control for the endogeneity of education and migrant network variables. Correlation of unobservables across migration and education decisions as well as within groups of individuals such as the family are explicitly controlled for. Results show that migrant networks reduce the likelihood of high school graduation. Negative migrant selection is detected at the individual level while positive migrant selection is found at the family level.
Subjects:Migration
education
migrant selection
dynamic bivariate probit
JEL:F22
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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