Internal Migration in Mexico from 1990-2010: A New Economic Geography Approach

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Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
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September 2015
Paper author(s): 
Luis Quintana
Uberto Salgado
Demographic Economics - Migration

This research is focused on explaining the drivers behind individual decisions to migrate internally in Mexico. Migration essentially arises in response to the per capita income disparities between regions; as such, these flows are directly related to the production geography in Mexico. In that sense, the New Economic Geography provides that the forces of agglomeration have a geographic impact on migration due to the economic influence of wages and employment levels, derived from the concentration of economic activity in just a few regions.


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