The Migrant Health Paradox Revisited—E. Oristian, P. Sweeney, V. Puentes, J. Jiménez, and M. Ruiz.

Posted on Domingo, marzo 10th, 2013 at 9:15 pm

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Drawing on decades of fieldwork in a high-emigration town in central Mexico, as well as a thousand recent interviews, the authors chart the town’s evolution from a source of short-term contract laborers during World War II to a present-day exporter of undocumented and legal migrants, many of whom now settle permanently in the US and have US-born children. They investigate how people-smuggling operates, whether border enforcement affects decisions to migrate, and migration’s impact on family, health, and the hometown economy. Their work sheds important new light on debates central to international migration studies.

Contents

The Dynamics of Migration: Who Migrates? Who Stays? Who Settles Abroad?—J. Jarvis, A. Ponce, S. Rodríguez, and L. Cajigal García.

Is US Border Enforcement Working?—J. Sisco and J. Hicken.

Coyotaje: The Structure and Functioning of the People-Smuggling Industry —J. Fuentes and O. García.

Jumping the Legal Hurdles: Getting Visas, Green Cards, and US Citizenship—L. Vázquez, M. Luna Gómez, E. Law, and K. Valentine.

Development in a Remittance Economy: What Options Are Viable?—A. Macías, P. Nichols, E. Díaz, and A. Frenkel.

Outsiders in Their Own Hometown? The Process of Dissimilation—J. Serrano, K. Dodge, G. Hernández, and E. Valencia.

Families in Transition: Migration and Gender Dynamics in Sending and Receiving Communities—L. Muse-Orlinoff, J. Córdova, L. del Carmen Angulo, M. Kanungo, and R. Rodríguez.

The Migrant Health Paradox Revisited—E. Oristian, P. Sweeney, V. Puentes, J. Jiménez, and M. Ruiz.

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