Key Findings Details
Labor Market and Immigration Behavior of Middle-Aged and Elderly Mexicans
Emma Aguila and Julie Zissimopoulos
- Compared to short-term, long-term Mexican migrants to the US are more likely to have US Social Security benefits and are less likely to have Mexican Social Security benefits and public health insurance coverage.
- Receipt of U.S. Social Security benefits increases retirement rates among return migrants. Return migrants are more likely to report being in poor health than non-migrants and this also increases the likelihood of retiring.
- A Social Security Agreement between the US and Mexico would likely have important implications for retirement behavior.