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This paper addresses how social networks effect an individual’s decision to migrate in the context of the Mexico-US migration stream

In this latest IMI working paper, the authors Filiz Garip and Asad L. Asad explore the phenomenon of 'cumulative causation of migration' and how different types of social networks influence migration in the Mexico-US migration context. The paper analyses data from more than 90,000 individuals surveyed by the Mexican Migration Project (MMP) and qualitative data from 120 in-depth interviews to provide a deeper understanding of migration as a social process. An understanding that is crucial for anticipating future flows and policy responses.

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