Mexican Labor Migrants and U.S. Immigration Policies : From Sojourner to Emigrant?
- OCLC: ocn818818830
- ISBN: 1593324693
- ISBN: 9781593324698
- ISBN: 1593326874
- ISBN: 9781593326876
1 online resource (230 pages).
- Publisher: El Paso : LFB Scholarly Pub. LLC, 2011.
|Bibliography:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Contents:|| List of Tables; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: U.S. Immigration Policy: Attracting Permanent, Undocumented Mass Migration?; Chapter 2: Social Network Assistance in Mexico -- U.S. Migration; Chapter 3: Emigrant or Sojourner? Migration Intensity and Its Determinants; Chapter 4: A Comprehensive Model of International Migration Behavior; Chapter 5: The Impact of U.S. Border Enforcement; Chapter 6: Mutually Beneficial Immigration Policies: A Utopia?; Appendix A: Data Appendix; Appendix B: Mathematical Appendix; Appendix C: Additional Tables and Figures.
Appendix D: Additional Specifications and Robustness TestsReferences; Index.
|Summary:|| Kaufmann studies the migration behavior of Mexican labor migrants to the U.S. He develops the concept of migration intensity, defined as the degree to which a migrant shifts his attachment, association and engagement from the place of origin to the migration destination. Migration intensity is as important as the original decision to migrate. For example, stricter border enforcement deters immigration but also has an unintended intensification effect whereby stricter border controls lead migrants to make fewer return trips, prolong total U.S. time, reduce remittances and move dependents to the.
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