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New Evidence on Emigrant Selection

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dc.creator Fernández-Huertas Moraga, Jesús
dc.date 2008-05-19T16:39:43Z
dc.date 2008-05-19T16:39:43Z
dc.date 2008-04-10
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-31T01:22:29Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-31T01:22:29Z
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/10261/4353
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/REST_a_00050
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.mediu.edu.my:8181/xmlui/handle/10261/4353
dc.description 49 pages.-- Trabajo publicado como artículo en Review of Economics and Statistics 93(1): 72-96 (2011).
dc.description This paper examines the extent to which Mexican emigrants to the United States are negatively selected, that is, have lower skills than individuals who remain in Mexico. Previous studies have been limited by the lack of nationally representative longitudinal data. This one uses a newly available household survey, which identifies emigrants before they leave and allows a direct comparison to non-migrants. I find that, on average, US bound Mexican emigrants from 2000 to 2004 earn a lower wage and have less schooling years than individuals who remain in Mexico, evidence of negative selection. This supports the original hypothesis of Borjas (AER, 1987) and argues against recent findings, notably those of Chiquiar and Hanson (JPE, 2005). The discrepancy with the latter is primarily due to an under-count of unskilled migrants in US sources and secondarily to the omission of unobservables in their methodology.
dc.description Peer reviewed
dc.format 1003000 bytes
dc.format application/pdf
dc.language eng
dc.relation UFAE and IAE Working Papers
dc.relation 742.08
dc.rights openAccess
dc.subject International migration
dc.subject Selection
dc.subject Household survey
dc.title New Evidence on Emigrant Selection
dc.type Documento de trabajo

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