What explains emigration out of Latin America?

Ximena Clark, Timothy J. Hatton, Jeffrey G. Williamson

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    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 American emigration since the early 1970s and compares them with those of Africa and Asia.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1871-1890
    Number of pages20
    JournalWorld Development
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2004


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