Monday, June 15, 2015

This should make Ann Coulter happy

The Mexican Dream? The effect of return migrants on hometown development

It's positive, say Benjamin James Waddell and Matías Fontenla, who studied what happened when natives of Guanajuato returned to Mexico from the United States. According to J. Wesley Judd of Pacific Standard they brought back human capital acquired in the United States and enriched their neighbors.
...when former migrants come back to their hometowns, "fewer infants die before the age of 5, more children attend school, literacy rates improve, per capita income rises, and citizens engage in electoral politics in greater numbers," ....
Which raises an interesting contrast in inequality between Mexico and the USA.

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