Self-selection patterns among return migrants: Mexico 1990-2010

Raymundo M. Campos-Vazquez, Jaime Lara

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© 2012, Campos-Vazquez and Lara; licensee Springer. Abstract: This paper analyzes the self-selection patterns among Mexican return migrants during the period 1990–2010. To calculate the selection patterns, we nonparametrically estimate the counterfactual wages that the return migrants would have experienced had they never migrated by using the wage structure of stayers. We find evidence that the selection patterns in observable skills change over time from positive selection in 1990 toward negative selection in 2010. Additionally, we observe that the wages of return migrants are larger than those that the migrants would have obtained had they not migrated. JEL Codes: F22, J01, J61, O54
Idioma originalEnglish
PublicaciónIZA Journal of Migration
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EstadoPublished - 1 dic 2012
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Mexico
migrant
wage
evidence

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  • Demography
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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En: IZA Journal of Migration, 01.12.2012.

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