United States Commission on Immigration Reform
BINATIONAL RESEARCH PAPERS

The Mexico/United States Binational Study on Migration was a joint effort undertaken by twenty scholars from both countries who worked together in teams on five subject areas: quantification of migration; characteristics of migrants; factors that influence migration; effects of migration; and responses to migration. These researchers wrote background research papers and individual team reports, whose information and conclusions were collaboratively condensed and compiled into a joint summary report published under the title The Binational Study on Migration Between Mexico and the United States, available elsewhere on this web site. Available here is the three-volume publication, titled Migration Between Mexico and the United States: Binational Study. It consists of the individual team reports (Volume 1) and background research papers and materials (Volume 2 and Volume 3) that were prepared as part of the Binational Study and were the basis for the joint summary.


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Volume 1 - Cover and Table of Contents
Available in PDF format, 35Kb.

The Quantification of Migration between Mexico and the United States
Frank D. Bean, Rodolfo Corona, Rodolfo Tuirán and Karen A. Woodrow-Lafield
Paper available in PDF format, 333Kb.

Characteristics of Migrants: Mexicans in the United States
Jorge A. Bustamante, Guillermina Jasso, J. Edward Taylor and Paz Trigueros Legarreta
Paper available in PDF format, 183Kb.

Factors that Influence Migration
Agustín Escobar Latapí, Philip Martin, Paul S. Davies, Gustavo López Castro and Katharine Donato
Paper available in PDF format, 250Kb.

Impacts of Migration:

U.S. Impacts of Mexican Immigration
Michael J. Greenwood and Marta Tienda
Paper available in PDF format, 366Kb.

Impacts of Migration in Mexico
Gustavo Verduzco and Kurt Unger
Paper available in PDF format, 137Kb.

Responses to Migration Issues
Sidney Weintraub, Francisco Alba, Rafael Fernández de Castro and Manuel García y Griego
Paper available in PDF format, 197Kb.



Volume 2 - Cover and Table of Contents
Available in PDF format, 36Kb.

QUANTIFICATION OF MIGRATION

Estimating Unauthorized Mexican Migration to the United States: Issues and Results
Jennifer Van Hook and Frank D. Bean
Paper available in PDF format, 107Kb.

Estimating Underenumeration among Unauthorized Mexican Migrants to the United States: Applications of Mortality Analyses
Jennifer Van Hook and Frank D. Bean
Paper available in PDF format, 51Kb.

The Mexican-origin Population of the United States in the Twentieth Century
Jennifer E. Glick and Jennifer Van Hook
Paper available in PDF format, 40Kb.

Emigration: Implications for U.S. Immigration Policy Research
Ellen Percy Kraly
Paper available in PDF format, 86Kb.

Estimating Authorized Immigration
Karen A. Woodrow-Lafield
Paper available in PDF format, 631Kb.

Viewing Emigration at Century’s End
Karen A. Woodrow-Lafield
Paper available in PDF format, 34Kb.

CHARACTERISTICS OF MIGRANTS

The Process of Acquiring Citizenship and/or Nationality at Birth in Mexico and the United States
Jorge A. Bustamante, Guillermina Jasso, J. Edward Taylor and Paz Trigueros Legarreta
Paper available in PDF format, 12Kb.

The Selectivity of International Labor Migration and Characteristics of Mexico-to-U.S. Migrants: Theoretical Considerations
Jorge A. Bustamante, Guillermina Jasso, J. Edward Taylor and Paz Trigueros Legarreta
Paper available in PDF format, 30Kb.

Data Sources
Jorge A. Bustamante, Guillermina Jasso, J. Edward Taylor and Paz Trigueros Legarreta
Paper available in PDF format, 92Kb.

Immigrant Characteristics from U.S. Data Sources
Jorge A. Bustamante, Guillermina Jasso, J. Edward Taylor and Paz Trigueros Legarreta
Paper available in PDF format, 59Kb.

Mexico-to-U.S. Migrant Characteristics from Surveys Involving Samples Drawn in Mexico
Jorge A. Bustamante, Guillermina Jasso, J. Edward Taylor and Paz Trigueros Legarreta
Paper available in PDF format, 25Kb.

Mexico-to-U.S. Migrant Characteristics from Mexican Data Sources
Jorge A. Bustamante, Guillermina Jasso, J. Edward Taylor and Paz Trigueros Legarreta
Paper available in PDF format, 105Kb.

Some Thoughts on Perceptions and Policies
Jorge A. Bustamante
Paper available in PDF format, 591Kb.




Volume 3 - Cover and Table of Contents
Available in PDF format, 36Kb.

FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE MIGRATION

U.S.-Mexican Migration
Philip Martin
Paper available in PDF format, 7Kb.

Mexican Immigrant Workers and U.S. Food Expenditures
Philip Martin
Paper available in PDF format, 16Kb.

Guest Workers: Past and Present
Philip Martin
Paper available in PDF format, 52Kb.

Proposition 187 in California
Philip Martin
Paper available in PDF format, 16Kb.

Mexican Migration Project Data
Katharine Donato
Paper available in PDF format, 239Kb.

Coyotes and Alien Smuggling
Gustavo López Castro
Paper available in PDF format, 30Kb.

Factores de la Migración y Redes Migratorias
Jean Papail
Paper available in PDF format, 65Kb.

IMPACTS OF MIGRATION

The Participation of Mexican-born Households in Means-tested U.S. Welfare Programs
Paul S. Davies and Michael J. Greenwood
Paper available in PDF format, 139Kb.

Labor Market Implications of Mexican Migration: Economies of Scale, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
Michael J. Rosenfeld and Marta Tienda
Paper available in PDF format, 65Kb.

The U.S. Labor Market Impacts of Low-skill Migration from Mexico
Paul S. Davies, Michael J. Greenwood, Gary L. Hunt, Ulrich Kohli and Marta Tienda
Paper available in PDF format, 123Kb.

Mexican Immigrants and Mexican American Political Assimilation
Michael J. Rosenfeld
Paper available in PDF format, 48Kb.

Transferability of Skills and the Economic Rewards to U.S. Employment for Return Migrants in Mexico
Steven S. Zahniser and Michael J. Greenwood
Paper available in PDF format, 55Kb.

Impactos de las Cambios Económicos en el Agro Mexicano y en la Migración: Un Análysis Micro-multisectorial
Antonio Yúnez Naude
Paper available in PDF format, 79Kb.

Las Remesas de los Migrantes Mexicanos en Estados Unidos: Estimaciones para 1995
Fernando Lozano Ascencio
Paper available in PDF format, 69Kb.

RESPONSES TO MIGRATION

The Bracero Program
Manuel García y Griego
Paper available in PDF format, 23Kb.

Mexico’s 1982 Economic Crisis
Francisco Alba
Paper available in PDF format, 15Kb.

IRCA and the Facilitation of U.S.-Mexico Migration Dialogue
Sidney Weintraub
Paper available in PDF format, 15Kb.

The Riverside Incident
Rafael Fernández de Castro
Paper available in PDF format, 19Kb.

Selected Court Cases on Immigration Enforcement
U.S. Court Decisions
Paper available in PDF format, 19Kb.

On the Unrenounceability of Mexican Nationality
Sidney Weintraub
Paper available in PDF format, 6Kb.


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