A COMPARISON OF MEXICAN MIGRANT REMITTANCES ACROSS U.S. REGIONS
Authors: FAIRCHILD, STEPHEN T.; SIMPSON, NICOLE B.
Source: Contemporary Economic Policy, Volume 26, Number 3, July 2008 , pp. 360-379(20)
Abstract:Since 1990, the United States has experienced a geographic dispersion of Mexican migrants from traditional gateways to new regions. Using data from the Mexican Migration Project, we find significant differences in both the likelihood of remitting and the amount remitted by Mexican migrants across U.S. regions. Specifically, Mexican migrants living in U.S. regions that have experienced considerable increases in migrant populations since 1990 (the Northeast, Southeast, Mountain, and Midwest regions) remit at higher rates and in larger quantities than migrants living in more traditional migrant destinations (the Pacific and South Central regions), even after controlling for observed differences in migrant populations. (JEL F22, F32, J11, R23)
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2008-07-01