The impact of return migration to Mexico

  • Seth R. Gitter Towson University
  • Robert J. Gitter Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Douglas Southgate The Ohio State University
Keywords: migration, Mexico, labor outcomes, MxFLS
JEL Classification: O15, J21


Hundreds of thousand of Mexicans leave their country each year for the United States. Almost half these migrants return to Mexico within twelve months. Using a sample of working-aged males from (MxFLS) we find that being a return migrant affects the probability of employment. In states along the US border return migrants are less likely to be employed and those in the Central and Capital areas more likely. But these effects disappear when we correct for the fact that factors that determine migration also affect employment.


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How to Cite
GitterS., GitterR., & SouthgateD. (2008). The impact of return migration to Mexico. Estudios Económicos, 23(1), 3-23.
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