Temporary Migration and Skill Upgrading : Evidence from Mexican Migrants

Reinhold, Steffen ; Thom, Kevin

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URL: https://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/2361
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-23613
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2009
The title of a journal, publication series: MEA Discussion Papers
Volume: 182
Place of publication: Mannheim
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Law and Economics > Sonstige - Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft und Volkswirtschaftslehre
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des MEA (Mannheim Research Institute For the Economics of Aging) > MEA Discussion Papers
Subject: 330 Economics
Classification: JEL: J61 F22 ,
Subject headings (SWD): Mexiko , Rückwanderer , Berufliche Fortbildung , Lohnniveau
Keywords (English): return migration , skill-upgrading , wage premium , Mexico
Abstract: This paper explores the extent to which temporary Mexican migrants upgrade their skills while working in the United States. The vast majority of the migration that we observe is undertaken without documents. In contrast to Lacuesta (2006), we find that labor market performance in Mexico is positively related to one's accumulated migration experience in the United States. Self-selection of high-skilled individuals into migration does not drive this result. We also investigate the possible mechanisms by which migration experience might improve earnings in Mexico. We find support for the notion that migration experience improves labor market outcomes by improving occupation specific skills rather than by inducing higher rates of occupational mobility or entrepreneurship.

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