Interpersonal Violence and its Association with US Migration Desires and Plans among Youths in Guanajuato, Mexico

Tanya Nieri, Steven Hoffman, Flavio Marsiglia, Stephen Kulis

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Abstract

This study examined interpersonal physical and sexual violence and its association with desires and plans to migrate to the USA among 500 alternative high school students, aged 14-17 years, from Guanajuato, Mexico. Two thirds of the youths had ever experienced interpersonal violence, the most common form being physical fights. More youths, and more boys relative to girls, reported wanting to migrate than planning to migrate. Although those who had experienced interpersonal violence were not more likely to want to migrate to the USA, their odds of planning to migrate were 44% greater. Gender did not moderate the effect of interpersonal violence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)365-381
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of International Migration and Integration
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2012

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Keywords

  • Adolescence
  • Mexico
  • Migration
  • Violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography
  • Anthropology
  • Cultural Studies

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