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Return Migration and Social Mobility in Mexico

Citation

Hagan, Jacqueline Maria & Wassink, Joshua T. (2019). Return Migration and Social Mobility in Mexico. Current History, 118(805), 50-5.

Abstract

This article talks about the tale of two returned migrants. Often referred to as a "nation of emigrants," Mexico is now experiencing unprecedented return migration. The pull of family, improved economic conditions in Mexico, and increased immigration enforcement in the US, both at the border and in the interior, has led more and more migrants like Victor and Martin to return home. Migration can create new opportunities for Mexican workers who have lived and labored abroad. They can accumulate savings and acquire new technical, social, and language skills that they may then mobilize in the Mexican economy to improve their prospects. Yet as the cases of Victor and Martin show, reintegration into local labor markets is a complex and uneven process that depends on a variety of individual and contextual factors.

URL

http://www.currenthistory.com/Article.php?ID=1553

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Current History

Author(s)

Hagan, Jacqueline Maria
Wassink, Joshua T.

Year Published

2019

Volume Number

118

Issue Number

805

Pages

50-5

Reference ID

12565