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Latin America in the Recent Wave of International Migration

Alejandro I. Canales

in The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Economics

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780199571048
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199571048.013.0020

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Economics

 Latin America in the Recent Wave of International Migration

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This chapter documents, with recent statistical information, the characteristics of Latin American emigration to Spain and the USA, recording it into the great march from the South to the North. This allows one to appreciate the diverse migratory forms and their participants. The chapter begins with an analysis that contextualizes Latin American migration within the framework of the so-called new era of global migration. Secondly, it focuses on a comparative analysis between Spain and the USA, both of which are currently the principal destinations for Latin American emigrants. This analysis is based on migration volumes, as well as the sociodemographic profiles of the migrants and their insertion into the labour force.

Keywords: Latin American emigration; Spain; USA; migratory forms; migration volumes; labour force

Article.  9534 words. 

Subjects: Economics ; Labour and Demographic Economics ; International Economics

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