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Características de la inserción laboral de los trabajadores procedentes del Triángulo Norte de Centroamérica en México
Characteristics of the labor insertion of workers from the Northern Triangle of Central America in Mexico

Author(s): Liliana Meza González, Carla Pederzini Villarreal
Subject(s): Labor relations, Migration Studies
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: Positive selection; South-south migration; Mexico; Central-America;
Summary/Abstract: Drawing on data taken from the 2015 Intercensal Survey, this paper analyzes the characteristics of the labor insertion of workers from the Northern Triangle of Central America in Mexico and presents evidence that the salaries and benefits received by these workers are higher than those of Mexican workers, in groups of immigrants and certain sectors, controlled by observable characteristics. Estimates of the decomposition exercises of the Blinder-Oaxaca type indicate that, in some cases, the unexplained part of the differential is determinant of the labor results in favor of migrants, which is considered early evidence of the favorable treatment they receive in Mexico. The results suggest that there is a demand for these workers by the Mexican productive sector and that, Central American migrants in Mexico are also positively selected from their counterparts in their countries of origin.

  • Page Range: 65-80
  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Spanish