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Impacto del programa de regularización migratoria "patria grande" en Argentina


  • Marcelo Perera
  • Cecilia Velázquez


'Patria Grande' program in Argentina provides for a provisional residence permit for undocumented immigrants that allow them to work, study, leave and re-entry the country. This may encourage a higher participation in the formal sector and a higher access to social services respect to the counterfactual situation in the absence of the program. In this paper, we estimate these effects by comparing over time eligible immigrants with a similar but not eligible group (local migrants, who recently moved from his hometown). The results suggest the program has helped to reduce informality in 13% by increasing the coverage of social security contributions and health insurance benefits. It has also improved the access to education for immigrants in 7.5%

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  • Marcelo Perera & Cecilia Velázquez, 2013. "Impacto del programa de regularización migratoria "patria grande" en Argentina," Estudios Economicos, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Departamento de Economia, vol. 30(61), pages 43-69, july-dece.
  • Handle: RePEc:uns:esteco:v:30:y:2013:i:61:p:43-69

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    migraciones; evaluación de impacto; diferencias en diferencias; programa patria grande;
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    JEL classification:

    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
    • J83 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards - - - Workers' Rights
    • O17 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements


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