Understanding Mexican migration to the United States.

D. S. Massey

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Draws on prior theory and research in the fields of sociology, economics, and anthropology to specify six basic propositions about international migration. These are examined using data specially collected from migrants in four Mexican communities. The migration process is divided into four phases and logit probability models are estimated to study the determinants of each event. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1372-1403
Number of pages32
JournalAmerican Journal of Sociology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science


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