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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.

Journal of Population Economics, 27(4), 923-960, 2014. (with M. Plesca), PDF bibtex 

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.

International Economic Review, Vol. 52, No. 2, May 2011 PDF 

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.

Annales de Economie et de Statistique N. 97/98, January/June 2010  pdf 

This paper first provides evidence of a U-shaped relationship between education and migration among Mexicans.