Causes of Latin American Migration to the United States


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According to neoclassical economics, why might a Latin American immigrant want to migrate to the United States?

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1. The new economics of migration stresses that immigrants will _____

2. Segmented labor market theory argues _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the causes of Latin American migration to the U.S. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the reasons a Latin American immigrant would want to migrate to the U.S., as well as theories related to immigration.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of the following theories:

  • New Economics of Migration Theory
  • Segmented Labor Market Theory
  • World Systems Theory
  • Social Capital Theory

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related causes of Latin American migration to the U.S. lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and interpret information regarding reasons for Latin American migration to the U.S.
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the theories that explain the causes of immigration from Latin America to the U.S.

Additional Learning

To learn more about the five theories explaining immigration from Latin America, review the corresponding lesson titled Causes of Latin American Migration to the United States. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the idea behind international migration
  • Examine countries that have a history of migration to the U.S. and model theories of migration
  • Learn about immigration arguments in light of neoclassical economics
  • Understand theories of immigration through hypothetical examples