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What explains emigration out of Latin America?

Clark, X and Hatton, TJ and Williamson, JG (2004) 'What explains emigration out of Latin America?' World Development, 32 (11). 1871 - 1890. ISSN 0305-750X

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Abstract

Why do emigration rates vary across Latin America? Since more than three-quarters of Latin America's emigrants go to the United States, the paper estimates a model of emigration to the United States to isolate the fundamentals driving Latin American emigration. The model is estimated separately for all sending countries and for Latin America, asking whether migrants from the two respond differently to fundamentals. They do not. The estimates are then used to identify the sources of Latin American emigration since the early 1970s and compares them with those of Africa and Asia. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2012 12:31
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2019 16:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/3286

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