Migración de retorno, emprendimiento y activos

Translated title of the contribution: Return migration, entrepreneurship, and assets

Jaime Lara Lara, Jesús Alberto Elizondo Salazar, Adrián Frausto Segovia, Tania Lizbeth López Cano, Héctor Javier Quiroga Suárez

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International migrants return to their home countries in high proportions. This research analyzes the relationship between return migration and entrepreneurship in the case of Mexico. Using past community migration as an instrument, we find that return migrants become entrepreneurs more often than non-migrants, but only in recent periods. Return migrants also tend to accumulate more assets than non-migrants. However, the businesses owned by return migrants tend to have fewer than four employees, and thus do not have much potential for job creation. Policy supporting bigger enterprises is recommended
Translated title of the contributionReturn migration, entrepreneurship, and assets
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)93-115
Number of pages23
JournalDesarrollo y Sociedad
Issue number89
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Political Science and International Relations


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