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What Explains Emigration Out of Latin America?

Clark, Ximena; Hatton, Timothy; Williamson, Jeffrey G


Why do emigration rates vary across Latin America? Since more than three-quarters of Latin America's emigrants go to the United States, the paper estimates a model of emigration to the United States to isolate the fundamentals driving Latin American emigration. The model is estimated separately for all sending countries and for Latin America, asking whether migrants from the two respond differently to fundamentals. They do not. The estimates are then used to identify the sources of Latin...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: World Development
DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2004.06.011


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