New Perspectives on Remittances from Mexicans and Central Americans in the United States

Zárate-Hoyos, Germán A. (Editor)

Mit Beiträgen von Alarcón, Rafael / Anderson, Scott / Canales, Alejandro / Corona y Jorge Santibánez, Rodolfo / Escala Rabadan, Luis / Martinez Pizarro, Jorge / Terry, Donald F. / Vega Briones, German / Zárate-Hoyos, Germán A.

kassel university press, ISBN: 978-3-89958-256-7, 2007, 256 Pages
(International Labor Migration 4)

URN: urn:nbn:de:0002-2562

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Content: This volume is a collection of essays from economics, demography, sociology and geography on the topic of remittances and international migration in Mexico and Latin America. These mostly empirical studies look at the complexities of the effects of remittances in towns, states andcountries. Together they attempt to shed some light on the various ways in which these flows are utilized and enhanced in order to have a positive impact on remittance receiving households. We sincerely hope that these multidisciplinary perspectives can add to our understanding of the most salient characteristic of international migration and be useful for policy makers in migrant sending countries.

Germán A. Zárate-Hoyos is a native of Peru and an immigrant himself. He is associate professor of economics at the State University of New York College at Cortland. Professor Zárate-Hoyos has taught at several universities in California, Utah, as well as at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán and El Colegio de la Frontera Norte in México. He hasgiven lectures around the world and written articles on thetopic of remittances and international development. Professor Zárate-Hoyos has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Riverside. He currently lives in upstate New York with his wife Lori and their four children, Thomas, Daniel, Andrew and Nicholas.

Table of Content

Terry, Donald F.:Foreword
Zárate-Hoyos, Germán A.:Preface to the Second Edition

Section I: Micro Perspectives of Remittances
Corona y Jorge Santibánez, Rodolfo:Mexican Migrants and Remittances to Mexico
Zárate-Hoyos, Germán A.:Consumption, Savings and Remittances in Mexican Households
Canales, Alejandro:Migrant Remittances: Savings Funds or Wage Income

Section II: Macro Perspectives of Remittances
Zárate-Hoyos, Germán A.:A Mutiplier Analysis of Remittances in the Mexican Economy
Alarcón, Rafael /
Escala Rabadan, Luis:
Transnational Philanthropy and Organizational Strategies: The Challenge of Mexican Hometown Associations in the United States
Vega Briones, German:Can Remittances Spur Growth in Local Communities? The Case of Los Altos of Jalisco

Section III: Other Experiences and Future Research
Martinez Pizarro, Jorge:The ECLAC Remittances Case Studies in Central America: Lessons and Evidence
Zárate-Hoyos, Germán A. /
Anderson, Scott:
Remittances in Latin America and Future Research

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