This paper recovers the distribution of wages for Mexican-born workers living in the U.S. if no return migration of Mexican-born workers occurred. Because migrants self-select in the decision to return, the overarching problem addressed by this study is the use of an estimator that also accounts for selection on unobservables. I find that Mexican returnees are middle- to high-wage earners at all levels of educational attainment. Taking into account self-selection in return migration, wages would be approximately 7.7% higher at the median and 4.5% higher at the mean. Owing to positive self-selection, the immigrant-native wage gap would, therefore, partially close if there was no return migration.

(2016). Recovering the counterfactual wage distribution with selective return migration [journal article - articolo]. In LABOUR ECONOMICS. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10446/228633

Recovering the counterfactual wage distribution with selective return migration

Biavaschi, Costanza
2016-01-01

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This paper recovers the distribution of wages for Mexican-born workers living in the U.S. if no return migration of Mexican-born workers occurred. Because migrants self-select in the decision to return, the overarching problem addressed by this study is the use of an estimator that also accounts for selection on unobservables. I find that Mexican returnees are middle- to high-wage earners at all levels of educational attainment. Taking into account self-selection in return migration, wages would be approximately 7.7% higher at the median and 4.5% higher at the mean. Owing to positive self-selection, the immigrant-native wage gap would, therefore, partially close if there was no return migration.
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Biavaschi, Costanza
(2016). Recovering the counterfactual wage distribution with selective return migration [journal article - articolo]. In LABOUR ECONOMICS. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10446/228633
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