Latin American Migration Project (ICPSR 179)

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


Latin American Migration Project is a study to advance understanding of the complex processes of international migration and immigration to the United States. In addition to basic demographic data, the survey gathers information on family composition, fertility, infant mortality, household head marital history, labor history of the household head and his/her spouse, and ownership history of properties and businesses. Furthermore, detailed data on internal migration, migration to the mainland United States, and multiple aspects of key United States trips (work experience, income, social networks, remittances, welfare use, etc.) are also collected.

Access Notes

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

Study Description

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    family structure, home ownership, household composition, households, immigrants, immigration, income, job history, population migration, social networks, social services, work experience

Geographic Coverage:    Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Global, Haiti, Latin America, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico

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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