Accession Number : ADA555378


Title :   NAFTA: The Mexican Economy, and Undocumented Migration


Descriptive Note : Research paper


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT


Personal Author(s) : McClurg, Darren


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a555378.pdf


Report Date : 28 Oct 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 23


Abstract : The North American Free Trade Agreement is variously blamed for undocumented migration from Mexico and credited with reducing it. This paper seeks to distinguish free trade's influence upon the Mexican economy from other factors and argues that where it affected employment it also affected prosperity. In this way it either improved or worsened the conditions driving Mexicans to migrate to the United States. The paper concludes with an assessment of NAFTA's effect on undocumented migration, considers its future potential, and recommends measures to increase the chances of positive results.


Descriptors :   *AGREEMENTS , *ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT , *EMPLOYMENT , *ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS , *INTERNATIONAL TRADE , *MACROECONOMICS , *MEXICO , AGRICULTURE , CANADA , ECONOMIC IMPACT , JOBS , MANUFACTURING , MIGRATION , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE