Migration, work, and retirement: the case of Mexican-origin populations

TitleMigration, work, and retirement: the case of Mexican-origin populations
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2023
AuthorsAguila, E, Lee, Z, Wong, R
JournalJournal of Pension Economics and Finance
KeywordsHispanics, Immigrants, Retirement, Social Security

Mexico and the United States both face rapid population aging as well as older populations with high poverty rates. Among the most vulnerable populations of retirement age in either nation are Mexican immigrants to the United States. This work uses data from the U.S. Health and Retirement Study and the Mexican Health and Aging Study to assess retirement decisions among persons born in Mexico and working in either nation as well as such decisions by non-Hispanic Whites in the United States. Social security system incentives matter for the retirement of Mexican immigrants in the U.S. but not for return-migrants in Mexico.

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