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Highly qualified Mexican immigrants in the U.S

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  • Adolfo Albo
  • Juan Ordaz Diaz

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In this article, we calculate the number of Mexican immigrants with doctorates living in the United States. We describe some of their characteristics and point to some factors that contribute to the emigration of this group of persons. We also quantify the transfer that Mexico has made to the United States through the education costs of the Mexican migrants prior to their emigration. On average, we find that over recent years Mexico has made a transfer of resources equivalent to just over half a percentage point of GDP each year.

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  • Adolfo Albo & Juan Ordaz Diaz, 2011. "Highly qualified Mexican immigrants in the U.S," Working Papers 1126, BBVA Bank, Economic Research Department.
  • Handle: RePEc:bbv:wpaper:1126
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    1. Angel de la Fuente & José E. Boscá, 2011. "Gasto educativo por regiones y niveles en 2005," UFAE and IAE Working Papers 873.11, Unitat de Fonaments de l'Anàlisi Econòmica (UAB) and Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica (CSIC).
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