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Migration Decision-Making among Mexican Youth: Individual, Family, and Community Influences.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23626401     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We explored migration decisions using in-depth, semi-structured interviews with male and female youth ages 14 to 24 (n=47) from two Mexican communities, one with high and one with low U.S. migration density. Half were return migrants and half were non-migrants with relatives in the U.S. Migrant and non-migrant youth expressed different preferences, especially in terms of education and their ability to wait for financial gain. Reasons for migration were mostly similar across the two communities; however, the perceived risk of the migration journey was higher in the low density migration community while perceived opportunities in Mexico were higher in the high density migration community. Reasons for return were related to youths' initial social and economic motivations for migration. A greater understanding of factors influencing migration decisions may provide insight into the vulnerability of immigrant youth along the journey, their adaptation process in the U.S., and their reintegration in Mexico.
Authors:
Christine M Tucker; Pilar Torres-Pereda; Alexandra M Minnis; Sergio A Bautista-Arredondo
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hispanic journal of behavioral sciences     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0739-9863     ISO Abbreviation:  Hisp J Behav Sci     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-4-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9426485     Medline TA:  Hisp J Behav Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  61-84     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.
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