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Migradollars and mortality: the effects of migration on infant survival in Mexico.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10472498     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We apply multilevel methods to data from Mexico to examine how village migration patterns affect infant survival outcomes in origins. We argue that migration is a cumulative process with varying health effects at different stages of its progression, and test several related hypotheses. Findings suggest higher rates of infant mortality in communities experiencing intense U.S. migration. However, two factors diminish the disruptive effects of migration: migradollars, or migrant remittances to villages, and the institutionalization of migration over time. Mortality risks are low when remittances are high and decrease as migration becomes increasingly salient to livelihoods of communities. Together, the findings indicate eventual benefits to all infants, irrespective of household migration experience, as a result of the development of social and economic processes related to U.S. migration.
S M Kanaiaupuni; K M Donato
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Demography     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0070-3370     ISO Abbreviation:  Demography     Publication Date:  1999 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-10-19     Completed Date:  1999-10-19     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0226703     Medline TA:  Demography     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  339-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Center for Demography and Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison 53706, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Emigration and Immigration*
Family Characteristics
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Newborn
Interviews as Topic
Logistic Models
Maternal Age
Odds Ratio
Random Allocation
Retrospective Studies
Sampling Studies
Socioeconomic Factors
Time Factors
United States

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