Self-employment, Health Insurance, and Return Migration of Middle-Aged and Elderly Mexican Males

Published in: Challenges of Latino Aging in the Americas / William A. Vega, Kyriakos S. Markides, Jacqueline L. Angel, Fernando M. Torres-Gil, editors (New York: Springer Science, 2015), Chapter 7, p. 103-120

Posted on RAND.org on May 11, 2015

by Emma Aguila, Raquel Fonseca Benito, Alma Vega

In this study, the authors analyze the labor-market dynamics of middle-aged and older men in Mexico. Specifically, they examine their transitions between self-employment and salaried work, as well as between work and retirement, and analyze the role of health insurance and U.S. migration experience in determining self-employment.

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