New Estimates of Undocumented Mexican Migration and the Probability of Apprehension*

Douglas S. Massey, Audrey Singer

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Abstract

Using a new source of data, we estimate the probability of apprehension among Mexican migrants attempting to cross into the United States without documents. Over the period 1965-1989 we found an average apprehension probability of .35, confirming earlier estimates. We then applied annual probabilities to estimate the gross volume of undocumented Mexican migration and adjusted these figures to derive estimates of the net undocumented inflow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-213
Number of pages11
JournalDemography
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1995
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Demography

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