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Migration Between Mexico and the United States

IMISCOE Regional Reader

  • Describes the changes in Mexico - United States migration
  • Explores the well-being of Mexico - United States migrants
  • This book is available open access and free to read online

Part of the book series: IMISCOE Research Series (IMIS)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Population Dynamics of Mexican Migration on Both Sides of the Border

    • Claudia Masferrer, Carla Pederzini, Jeffrey S. Passel, Gretchen Livingston
    Pages 1-36
  3. Mexico – U.S. Migration: Economic, Labor and Development Issues

    • Jesús Arroyo, Salvador Berumen, Philip Martin, Pia Orrenius
    Pages 37-77
  4. Educating Across Borders: The Well-Being of Students from Mexican Immigrant Families in the United States and in Mexico

    • Silvia Giorguli, Bryant Jensen, Frank Bean, Susan Brown, Adam Sawyer, Víctor Zúñiga
    Pages 79-135
  5. Migrant Health Vulnerability Through the Migration Process: Implications for Health Policy in Mexico and the United States

    • V. Nelly Salgado de Snyder, Fernando Riosmena, Miguel Ángel González-Block, Rebeca Wong
    Pages 137-174
  6. Mexican Social Programs, Departures and Return Migration

    • Israel Banegas, Graciela Teruel, Agustín Escobar Latapí
    Pages 231-249

About this book

This open access Regional Reader describes how Mexico - United States migration changed substantially during the first decade of the 21st Century. The book provides an in-depth analysis on the changes in the flows into and out of both countries, thus highlighting the issues arising from Mexico - US migration as well as addressing the large numbers of adults and children entering Mexico from the United States. It covers how this tidal change affects the Hispanic population of the U.S. and return migrants' reincorporation in Mexico; their jobs, access to school, health and access to health services, how fear became a dominant aspect of Mexicans’ lives in the U.S., and the role played by crime and social policy in Mexico.

Editors and Affiliations

  • CIESAS-Occidente, Guadalajara, Mexico

    Agustín Escobar Latapí

  • El Colegio de México, Mexico City, Mexico

    Claudia Masferrer

About the editors

Agustín Escobar is a sociologist and anthropologist specializing in international migration, labor markets, poverty, social structure and social mobility. He has written about international migrants from Mexico for many years, emphasizing the factors that influence migration. He has been critical of the migration and development literature. 

Claudia Masferrer is a social demographer specializing in internal and international migration, reintegration of returnees, immigrant integration, demographic dynamics, inequality, and how policy mediates these processes. Her work aims to contribute to the understanding of North America as a region of emigration, immigration, transit, and return migration. She has studied return migration to Mexico and its implications for more than a decade.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Migration Between Mexico and the United States

  • Book Subtitle: IMISCOE Regional Reader

  • Editors: Agustín Escobar Latapí, Claudia Masferrer

  • Series Title: IMISCOE Research Series

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-77810-1Published: 24 May 2022

  • Series ISSN: 2364-4087

  • Series E-ISSN: 2364-4095

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXXIII, 233

  • Number of Illustrations: 39 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Migration, Public Policy