The U.S. destinations of contemporary Mexican immigrants

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Although U.S. Latinos continue to be concentrated in particular places, many have shifted to "new" locations around the country. This study employs data from the Mexican Migration Project (MMP107) to examine the relationship between individual-level characteristics and diverse U.S. destinations chosen by post-1965 Mexican immigrants. Multinomial logistic regression analyses confirm the importance of human capital, social networks, and temporal context in directing immigrants to particular U.S. sites. The findings also suggest that employing a typology of U.S. destinations is useful for understanding the spatial distributions of contemporary Mexican immigrants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)767-802
Number of pages36
JournalInternational Migration Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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