Networks in the Modern Economy: Mexican Migrants in the U. S. Labor Market

  title={Networks in the Modern Economy: Mexican Migrants in the U. S. Labor Market},
  author={Kaivan Munshi},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of Economics},
  • Kaivan Munshi
  • Published 1 May 2003
  • Economics
  • Quarterly Journal of Economics
This paper attempts to identify job networks among Mexican migrants in the U. S. labor market. The empirical analysis uses data on migration patterns and labor market outcomes, based on a sample of individuals belonging to multiple origin-communities in Mexico, over a long period of time. Each community's network is measured by the proportion of the sampled individuals who are located at the destination (the United States) in any year. We verify that the same individual is more likely to be… Expand

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