Who are returning from the United States to Mexico?: A critical review of the recent literature (2008-2015) ¿Quiénes están retornando de Estados Unidos a México?: Una revision crítica de la literatura reciente (2008-2015) uri icon


  • © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. The article presents a critical evaluation of the academic production on return migration from the United States to Mexico from 2008 to 2015. Our findings reveal that current research has been limited to studying the return of adult men and their insertion into labor markets, as well as the economic and demographic impacts of return. Analyses of migratory trajectories, integration, and experience of children, women and youth, and other studies with a focus on family dynamics are rare or virtually inexistent. Deductive and quantitative investigations still prevail, compared to those that prioritize the qualitative dimensions of the phenomenon.

Publication date

  • August 1, 2016