Migration and the family circumstances of children: Mexican-origin children in the United States and Mexico

Sal Oropesa, Pennsylvania State University
Nancy S. Landale, Pennsylvania State University

The intersections between changes in the family and the institutionalization of migration between Mexico and the United States are poorly understood. The purpose of this paper is to address two questions: (1) How does migration from Mexico to the United States influence the family circumstances of children of immigrants who live in the United States and in Mexico? (2) What are the socioeconomic and familial trajectories of the children of Mexican immigrants in comparison to the children of the native-born Mexican-origin population in the United States?

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Presented in Session 57: Transnational relations between origin and destination