International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Who Are the Returnees? Return Migration in Guanajuato 2005-2010: Three Scenarios in a Rural Context
Ana Vila Freyer

This paper aims to explain why remittances did not reduce in rural municipalities of Guanajuato, characterized by a high rate of return migration between 2005 and 2010. We base the analysis on a review of census data and migration intensity index from the years 2000 and 2010, in which we identified that return migration follows different patterns in the municipalities of the state. From this dynamic, we build typologies that allow us to propose some hypothesis about why remittances did not reduce in some regions as would result from higher returnees. Built on this, we propose a research agenda based on qualitative work that will allow us to analyze in detail the features and return trajectories followed by migrants and their families in relation to tangible and intangible resources mobilized by migrants and their families in different regions of the state.

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