Global Inequalities — Local Hierarchies, Peruvian Migrants’ Labor Niches and Occupational Mobility in Chile

  • Claudia Mora
Part of the Frontiers of Globalization Series book series (FOG)


Patterns of global inequality have long constituted one of the main forces behind migration. The direction of movement has traditionally been south to north, from former colonies, and toward global financial centers. This common pattern has undergone important shifts in the last few decades, however. The movement of people to Europe and the United States has given way to an increasing intraregional, south-south migration toward emerging economic powers and growing labor markets within the region. In Latin America, the current diversification of flows has followed economic and political crises but also border protection policies in the north, weighing on migration’s costs and, hence, length and purpose of the entire migration project. New destinations of Latin American migrants are neighboring countries, where lower family investment, flexible entry requirements and proximity to the nation of origin make them especially attractive for migrant women, who see a possibility to diversify risk in migration while continuing to care for their family at origin.


Labor Market Social Exclusion Host Society Occupational Mobility Labor Market Experience 
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