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CASTILLO, Guillermo; GONZALEZ, Jorge  and  IBARROLA, María José. International Migrations from Chiapas (2000-2007). Socio-spatial Differentiation of the Ejection Contexts. Convergencia [online]. 2018, vol.25, n.78, pp.123-152. ISSN 2448-5799.

Regarding migration changes between Mexico and the USA, this study focuses on the increase and diversification of migration between Chiapas and the USA during the period 2000-2007. This paper argues that not only economic conditions are the explanation to these migrations but also, in certain regions, political processes and impacts of natural disasters were important drivers for migration —a combination of causes in the context of migration—. Based on different sources (indicators of migration intensity, index on the remittance reception, migratory censuses, demographic surveys, quantitative and qualitative migratory studies), the increase in migration is shown at a state and regional level. Furthermore, the increase of migration in certain regions is assessed in relation with its causes (social, environmental, political and economic) showing that, migrations are multi-causal processes spatially differentiated on the basis of the migrants’ place of origin.

Keywords : international migration; Chiapas; migration contexts; migrants; development.

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