The Age of Mass Migration in Latin America

  title={The Age of Mass Migration in Latin America},
  author={Blanca S{\'a}nchez‐Alonso},
  journal={PSN: Patterns of Emigration (Topic)},
The experiences of Latin American countries are not fully incorporated into current debates concerning the age of mass migration, even though 13 million Europeans migrated to the region between 1870 and 1930. This survey draws together different aspects of the Latin America immigration experience. Its main objective is to rethink the role of European migration to the region, addressing several major questions in the economics of migration: whether immigrants were positively selected from their… Expand
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