Different country, same work: the income advantage of industrial channeling among Mexican immigrants

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Author: Painter, Matthew A.; Sanderson, Matthew R.


This study builds on recent work investigating the process of migration channeling between analogous sectors of the Mexican and US labor markets. In this study, the authors take up the question of whether channeling between Mexico and the United States promotes immigrants' economic integration. Drawing on previous research on channeling, and using insights from human capital theory, the authors test the hypothesis that immigrants who are able to use their industry-specific knowledge, skills, and abilities acquired in Mexico within the same industry in the United States achieve higher...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Migration; Labour market; Income; Employment

Keywords: Immigration; Skilled migration; Labour mobility; Employment pattern; Human capital; Wage

Geographic subjects: Mexico; United States; North America

Published: Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, 2017

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Journal title: Work and occupations

Journal volume: 44

Journal number: 2

Journal date: May 2017

Pages: pp. 210-232

ISSN: 0730-8884, 1552-8464 (online)

Resource type: Article

Call number: TD/TNC 128.807

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