Mexican Migration Project (ICPSR 177)

Principal Investigator(s): Arp-Nisen, Jorge Durand, Universidad de Guadalajara. Depto. de Estudios Sobre Movimientos Sociales (DESMOS); Massey, Douglas S., Princeton University. Office of Population Research


Mexican Migration Project (MMP) is a yearly study of Mexican migrants that randomly samples households in communities throughout Mexico. After gathering social, demographic, and economic information on the household and its members, interviewers collect basic information on each person's first and last trip to the United States. From household heads, they compile a year-by-year history of United States migration and collect information about the last trip northward, focusing on employment, earnings, and use of United States social services.

Access Notes

  • These data are not available from DSDR. Users should consult the data owners directly (via Mexican Migration Project (MMP)) for details on obtaining these resources.

Study Description

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    employment, household composition, households, income, migrants, population migration

Geographic Coverage:    Global, Mexico

Data Collection Notes:

These data are not available from ICPSR. Users should consult the data owners directly for details on obtaining the data and documentation

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