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Migrant Networks, Migrant Selection, and High School Graduation in Mexico

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  • Miranda, Alfonso

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    (CIDE, Mexico City)

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This paper examines whether family and community migration experience affect the probability of high school graduation in Mexico once unobserved heterogeneity is accounted for. Bivariate random effects dynamic probit models for cluster data are estimated to control for the endogeneity of education and migrant network variables. Correlation of unobservables across migration and education decisions as well as within groups of individuals such as the family are explicitly controlled for. Results show that migrant networks reduce the likelihood of high school graduation. Negative migrant selection is detected at the individual level while positive migrant selection is found at the family level.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 3204.

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Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2007
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Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp3204

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Keywords: dynamic bivariate probit; migration; education; migrant selection;

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Cited by:
  1. Andrew Halpern-Manners, 2011. "The Effect of Family Member Migration on Education and Work Among Nonmigrant Youth in Mexico," Demography, Springer, vol. 48(1), pages 73-99, February.
  2. World Bank, 2012. "Better Jobs in Central America : The Role of Human Capital," World Bank Other Operational Studies 11924, The World Bank.
  3. Klaus Nowotny, 2011. "Welfare Magnets, Taxation and the Location Decisions of Migrants to the EU," ERSA conference papers ersa11p133, European Regional Science Association.
  4. Peter Huber & Klaus Nowotny & Julia Bock-Schappelwein, 2010. "Qualification Structure, Over- and Underqualification of the Foreign Born in Austria and the EU," FIW Research Reports series II-008, FIW.
  5. Alfonso Miranda, 2010. "Bivariate dynamic probit models for panel data," Mexican Stata Users' Group Meetings 2010 07, Stata Users Group.
  6. Gindling, T. H. & Poggio, Sara Z., 2010. "The Effect of Family Separation and Reunification on the Educational Success of Immigrant Children in the United States," IZA Discussion Papers 4887, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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