Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Hein de Haas & Simona Vezzoli (2013): Migration and Development on the South–North Frontier: A Comparison of the Mexico–US and Morocco–EU cases, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, DOI:10.1080/1369183X.2013.778019View Journal Article / Working Paper
This paper aims to improve our understanding of migration–development links by comparing the Mexico–US and Morocco–EU cases. Despite significant differences, Mexico and Morocco share a common geopolitical location on the global South–North migration frontier and a common position as prime reserves of low-cost, low-skilled migrant labour for the US and the EU. The analysis highlights the large extent to which Mexican and Moroccan migration is determined by business cycles and political-economic and labour-market transformations in the US and the EU.