Emigration and Wages in Source Countries: Evidence from Mexico

 
Author/Editor: Mishra, Prachi
 
Publication Date: March 01, 2006
 
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Summary: This paper empirically examines the effect on wages in Mexico of Mexican emigration to the United States, using data from the Mexican and United States censuses from 1970-2000. The main result in the paper is that emigration has a strong and positive effect on Mexican wages. There is also evidence for increasing wage inequality in Mexico due to emigration. Simple welfare calculations based on a labor demand-supply framework suggest that the aggregate welfare loss to Mexico due to emigration is small. However, there is a significant distributional impact between labor and other factors.
 
Series: Working Paper No. 06/86
Subject(s): Immigration | Labor mobility | Labor supply | Mexico | Wages

Author's Keyword(s): Emigration | wages | wage inequality | Mexico
 
English
Publication Date: March 01, 2006
ISBN/ISSN: 0 / 1934-7073 Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA2006086 Pages: 35
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