International Return Migration and Poverty in the State of Mexico

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Renato Salas Alfaro


This paper analyzes how migrants perceive that international migration
and some assets (physical and productive assets, labor knowledge)
support them to get out of poverty. The methodology consisted of
in-depth interviews with returned migrants living in the State of
Mexico. The analysis is qualitative and based on their testimonies but is
reinforced by group statistics. The results show that migrants accumulated
assets and capacities, even nine out of ten perceive that in return,
they live better. However, only one out of five is confident of achieving
a stable long-term living environment. The conclusions point out that,
at least among the migrants interviewed, migration plays an essential
role in improving living conditions on their return. It also contributes
to the building of long-term stable livelihoods, although this last effect
is much smaller.

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SALAS ALFARO, Renato. International Return Migration and Poverty in the State of Mexico. Paradigma Económico, [S.l.], v. 13, n. 3, p. 135-156, sep. 2021. ISSN 2594-1348. Disponible en: <>. Fecha de acceso: 24 mayo 2022