Factors that Influence Mexican Emigration to the United States: The Role of Economics, Education Quality, Crime, and Violence

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Aiad-Toss, Kristina
Mexico; emigration; United States; International Relations; Political Theory
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This study explores the factors that influence Mexican emigration to the United States. By determining the relationship between emigration and different economic, social, and demographic variables, this paper seeks to determine the relative importance of factors that drive Mexicans to leave their country. This paper looks at the following emigration push and pull factors: home-country economic conditions, employment opportunities, education quality, crime, drug-cartel related violence, social ties in the U.S., gender, age, and income. Using a nationwide survey opinion data from 2015, the perceptions of Mexican individuals support the hypotheses that social ties, home-country education quality, gender, and age are all related to the propensity to migrate to the U.S.