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Determinants and consequences of internal and international migration


  • Luis Alberto del Rey Poveda

    (Universidad de Salamanca)


This paper analyzes the current migration in rural population in the south of Veracruz state (Mexico). We identify three different spaces of migration, traditional markets, the northern border and the United States. Applying a multinomial logistic model and taking into account individual, family, and local characteristics of the migrants, we find different determinants in each space. These determinants are related to the objectives, needs and means of the migrants and their families. Otherwise, each space involves different consequences to the family in terms of the relationships between migrants and the rest of their relatives.

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  • Luis Alberto del Rey Poveda, 2007. "Determinants and consequences of internal and international migration," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 16(10), pages 287-314, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:dem:demres:v:16:y:2007:i:10

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    1. Sara Curran & Estela Rivero-Fuentes, 2003. "Engendering migrant networks: The case of Mexican migration," Demography, Springer;Population Association of America (PAA), vol. 40(2), pages 289-307, May.
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    1. Mekonnen Beyene, Berhe, 2011. "Determinants of Internal and International Migration in Ethiopia," Memorandum 24/2011, Oslo University, Department of Economics.

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    consequences; determinants; family; intergenerational relations; internal migration; international migration; Mexico; migration; reproduction; rural population;

    JEL classification:

    • J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics
    • Z0 - Other Special Topics - - General


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