, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 369–388 | Cite as

Long-Term Trends In Migratory Behavior In A Developing Country: The Case of Mexico

  • Michael J. Greenwood
  • Jerry R. Ladman
  • Barry S. Siegel


Comparable lifetime migration relationships are estimated for Mexico for 1950, 1960, and 1970. Moreover, migration flows from each state to every other state are separately examined for each year. A number of significant changes over time are evident in the responsiveness of Mexican internal migrants to various socioeconomic stimuli, and appreciable differences are also evident across space. Moreover, a threshold is observed such that up to about 340 miles higher origin earnings deter migration, but beyond this distance higher earnings actually encourage migration.


Unemployment Rate Federal District Mexican State Interstate Migration Interregional Migration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael J. Greenwood
    • 1
  • Jerry R. Ladman
    • 2
  • Barry S. Siegel
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Economicsand Institute of Behavioral ScienceUniversity of ColoradoBoulder
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsArizona State UniversityTempe
  3. 3.Navy Personnel Research and Development CenterSan Diego

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