Female Migration, Human Capital and Fertility
Work in Progress
The objective of this paper is to provide a theoretical explanation to some puzzling facts. While among American residents women, Mexicans tend to have higher fertility rates - a total fertility rate (TFR) of about 2.7 as opposed to a TFR of US born women of 2.0 - the fertility rate of Mexicans resident in Mexico is closer to the fertility rate in the US (natives) - 2.1.
Empirical characteristics of legal and illegal immigrants in the USA
We combine the New Immigrant Survey (NIS), which contains information on US legal immigrants, with the American Community Survey (ACS), which contains information on legal and illegal immigrants to the USA.
Intergenerational Transmission of Abilities and Self-Selection of Mexican Immigrants
This article presents an intergenerational self-selection model of migration and education that is capable of explaining the evolution of earnings and education across three generations of immigrants.
Heterogeneous Human Capital and Migration: Who Migrates from Mexico to the US?
This paper first provides evidence of a U-shaped relationship between education and migration among Mexicans.