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Frontera norte

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ORRACA ROMANO, Pedro Paulo. Immigrants and Cross-Border Workers in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region. Frontera norte [online]. 2015, vol.27, n.53, pp.5-34. ISSN 2594-0260.

This article studies the differences between the Mexican-born population that resides and works in the U.S. border region and Mexican-born workers that live in Mexico but work in the United States. Immigrants and cross-border workers are compared in terms of their magnitude, socioeconomic characteristics, occupational structure and earnings. From 2000 to 2010, there was a significant increase in the number of immigrants in the U.S. border region and a substantial decline in the quantity of cross-border workers. Furthermore, immigrants are younger, more educated, more likely to be employed in high paying occupations, and have higher earnings than cross-border workers.

Keywords : immigrants; cross-border workers; Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition; United States; Mexico.

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