TITLE

PARA ENTENDER LA MIGRACIÓN A ESTADOS UNIDOS. EL PAPEL DE LA FUERZA DE TRABAJO BARATA MEXICANA EN EL MERCADO LABORAL TRANSNACIONAL

AUTHOR(S)
Wise, Raúl Delgado; Covarrubias, Humberto Márquez
PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
Problemas del Desarrollo. Revista Latinoamericana de Economía;abr-jun2007, Vol. 38 Issue 149, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article is devoted to analyzing the new dynamism of Mexican migration to the United States in the context of the economic integration promoted by NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement). Using a conceptualization of the work force export model, three basic mechanisms are dissected from regional economic integration: the maquiladora, the concealed maquiladora and labor migration. This analytical framework makes it possible to review the conditions of increasing precariousness for labor on the transnational Mexico-United States horizon. It is argued that Mexico plays the role of labor reserve associated with: a) the growing precariousness and flexibility of labor in Mexico in both the formal and informal sectors; b) the wage differential between the two countries; c) the demand for cheap labor in the United States, and d) the role assigned to Mexican workers in America's productive restructuring.
ACCESSION #
25453554

 

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