Old-age disability and wealth among return Mexican migrants from the United States

Rebeca Wong, Cesar Gonzalez-Gonzalez

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Abstract

Objective: To examine the old-age consequences of international migration with a focus on disability and wealth from the perspective of the origin country. Method: Analysis sample includes persons aged 60+ from the Mexican Health and Aging Study, a national survey of older adults in Mexico in 2001. Univariate methods are used to present a comparative profile of return migrants. Multivariate models are estimated for physical disability and wealth. Results: Gender differences are profound. Return migrant women are more likely to be disabled while men are wealthier than comparable older adults in Mexico. Discussion: Compared to current older adults, younger cohorts of Mexico-U.S. migrants increasingly include women, and more migrants seem likely to remain in the United States rather than return, thus more research will be needed on the old-age conditions of migrants of both countries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)932-954
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Aging and Health
Volume22
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2010

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Keywords

  • aging
  • disability
  • Mexico
  • return migration
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Old-age disability and wealth among return Mexican migrants from the United States. / Wong, Rebeca; Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Cesar.

In: Journal of Aging and Health, Vol. 22, No. 7, 10.2010, p. 932-954.

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