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):

Report Date:

2011-10-28

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

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 trades 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 NAFTAs effect on undocumented migration, considers its future potential, and recommends measures to increase the chances of positive results.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE