What Explains Cross-Border Migration in Latin America?

31 Pages Posted: 5 Aug 2003

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Ximena Clark

World Bank

Timothy J. Hatton

University of Essex - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Jeffrey G. Williamson

Harvard University - Department of Economics, Laird Bell Professor of Economics, Emeritus; Honorary Fellow, University of Wisconsin - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: July 2003

Abstract

What accounts for the differences in rates of emigration from Latin America compared with those from other sending regions such as Asia and Africa? Why do cross-border migration rates vary so much across Latin America? What explains those rates? This paper looks at evidence covering the period between the early 1970s and the late 1990s. It represents the start of a project seeking answers to these questions.

Suggested Citation

Clark, Ximena and Hatton, Timothy J. and Williamson, Jeffrey G., What Explains Cross-Border Migration in Latin America? (July 2003). Harvard Institute of Economic Research Discussion Paper No. 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=431701 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.431701

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