Mexican Migration to the United States: Socioeconomic Success of Movers and Stayers

Andrea Velasquez , University of Colorado Denver
Gabriela Farfan, Duke University
Maria Genoni, Duke University
Duncan Thomas, Duke University

Uniquely rich longitudinal data from the Mexican Family Life Survey provide new evidence on the socio-economic success and assimilation of Mexicans who migrate to the U.S., comparing those who stay in the U.S. with those who return to Mexico. Comparisons in labor market outcomes are drawn between respondents interviewed at baseline in Mexico in 2002 who moved to the U.S. and were interviewed in either the first or second follow-up waves in the U.S. along with respondents who moved to the U.S. and returned to Mexico between the waves.

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 Presented in Session 191. Return Migration