This book investigates how the socioeconomic development process is related to international migration. It focuses on migration to the United States from Mexico and other countries in the Western Hemisphere, in particular Central America and the Caribbean.
Introduction 1. Economic Development and International Migration in Comparative Perspective 2. The Determinants of International Migration and Policy Options for Influencing the Size of Population Flows 3. Unauthorized Immigration and Immigration Reform: Present Trends and Prospects 4. Emigration and Development in the English-Speaking Caribbean 5. Relative Deprivation and Migration: Theory, Evidence, and Policy Implications 6. Migration and Development: The Case of Puerto Rico 7. The Determinants of Undocumented Migration to the United States: A Research Note 8. Development and Politically Generated Migration 9. Labor Migration and Economic Development 10. Migration and Development: The Unsettled Relationship 11. Migration and Development: Implications and Recommendations for Policy 12. The Future of International Migrations