A Regional Analysis of Labor Markets for Recent Mexican Immigrants in the United States

Elizabeth H Baker, Bowling Green State University

There has been a large increase in the Mexican immigrant population in the United States. Along with this large increase many researchers have noticed how this population is starting to choose non-traditional receiving areas(Durand et al 2000; Leach 2004). Employment for immigrants has always been a strong pull for choosing a receiving area (Ravenstein 1885; Todaro 1969; Borjas 1989). This paper looks at labor markets for recent Mexican immigrants in the United States by region. This paper shows a relationship between the selectivity of a labor market and the percent increase of the Mexican population there.

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Presented in Poster Session 6: Migration, Urbanization, Neighborhood and Residential Context