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Wealth Constraints, Skill Prices or Networks: What Determines Emigrant Selection?

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dc.creator Fernández-Huertas Moraga, Jesús
dc.date 2008-05-19T16:35:46Z
dc.date 2008-05-19T16:35:46Z
dc.date 2008-03-12
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-31T01:22:27Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-31T01:22:27Z
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/10261/4352
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.mediu.edu.my:8181/xmlui/handle/10261/4352
dc.description 55 pages
dc.description The productive characteristics of migrating individuals, emigrant selection, affect welfare. The empirical estimation of the degree of selection suffers from a lack of complete and nationally representative data. This paper uses a new and better dataset to address both issues: the ENET (Mexican Labor Survey), which identifies emigrants right before they leave and allows a direct comparison to non-migrants. This dataset presents a relevant dichotomy: it shows on average negative selection for Mexican emigrants to the United States for the period 2000-2004 together with positive selection in Mexican emigration out of rural Mexico to the United States in the same period. Three theories that could explain this dichotomy are tested. Whereas higher skill prices in Mexico than in the US are enough to explain negative selection in urban Mexico, its combination with network effects and wealth constraints is required to account for positive selection in rural Mexico.
dc.description Peer reviewed
dc.format 428064 bytes
dc.format application/pdf
dc.language eng
dc.relation UFAE and IAE Working Papers
dc.relation 741.08
dc.rights openAccess
dc.subject International migration
dc.subject Selection
dc.subject Wealth constraints
dc.subject Household survey
dc.title Wealth Constraints, Skill Prices or Networks: What Determines Emigrant Selection?
dc.type Documento de trabajo

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