The Importance of Family Networks on the Reunification Processes in the Migration Systems: A Latin American Case Studies in the United States.

J. Sebastian Ruiz-Santacruz , Spatial National Research Council - Center for Human and Social Sciences

Migration processes have different strategies that modify the likelihood of a new emigration. The existence of a support network, in many cases of relatives, seems to function as a mechanism to promote migration. Reunification events are common in the displacement of families, but, for some groups, the time between the most frequent meetings; That is, between spouses or between parents and children, presents differences. This document studies the reunification through the information of IPUMS-I and IPUMS-USA: the first, analyzes the composition of households and observes the role of gender by type of reunification proposed, the second, the details of the variables influence the time of reunification between the corresponding types of reunification. The results show the predominance of the types of households and the change of the trend over time, as well as the variables.

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 Presented in Session P3. Poster Session Migration, Economics, Environment, Methods, History and Policy