Illegal Migration from Mexico to the United States

  title={Illegal Migration from Mexico to the United States},
  author={Gordon H. Hanson},
  journal={Law \& Society: Private Law - Labor \& Employment Law eJournal},
  • Gordon H. Hanson
  • Published 1 April 2006
  • Economics
  • Law & Society: Private Law - Labor & Employment Law eJournal
In this paper, I selectively review recent literature on illegal migration from Mexico to the United States. I begin by discussing methods for estimating stocks and flows of illegal migrants. While there is uncertainty about the size of the unauthorized population, new data sources make it possible to examine the composition of legal and illegal populations and the time-series covariates of illegal labor flows. I then consider the supply of and demand for illegal migrants. Wage differentials… 


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