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The migration and development mantra in Mexico: toward a new analytical approach

Das Migrations- und Entwicklungsmantra in Mexiko: auf dem Weg zu einem neuen analytischen Ansatz
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Delgado Wise, Raúl; Márquez Covarrubias, Humberto

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Corporate Editor Universität Bielefeld, Fak. für Soziologie, Centre on Migration, Citizenship and Development (COMCAD)
Abstract "The relationship between migration and development is a topic of growing interest among international organizations. Although there are some variations, those organizations see remittances as an essential resource for the development of the migrant-sending countries. We argue that this view, on which most related public policies are based, distorts the notion of development and obscures the root causes that drive the current dynamics of labor migration. Using Mexico's experiences as our reference point, we suggest that the phenomenon must be analyzed from the viewpoint of the political economy of development, giving consideration to three interrelated key dimensions: regional economic integration, national development models, and social agents. We reach the conclusion that in the context of the regional integration molded by NAFTA, the dynamics of migration to the United States have mushroomed and socioeconomic dependence on remittances in Mexico has deepened. That situation demands a radical change in public policies on migration and development." (author's abstract)
Keywords Mexico; United States of America; migrant; migration; migration research; migration policy; development; economic development (on national level); labor migration; Central America; developing country; Latin America; North America
Classification Migration, Sociology of Migration; International Relations, International Politics, Foreign Affairs, Development Policy
Method descriptive study
Document language English
Publication Year 2007
City Bielefeld
Page/Pages 25 p.
Series COMCAD Working Papers, 20
Status Published Version
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications
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