High-Skilled Migration from China, India, and Mexico to the United States: An Analysis of the Reorientation of Migration Patterns in Recent Times

Ana María Aragonés, Uberto Salgado

Abstract


After the financial crisis of 2008, there have been changes in migration patterns, among them a noticeable increase in the flows of highly-skilled migration into the United States. Although the U.S. seeks to mantain its leadership in technological innovation, it faces adverse structural conditions in terms of demographics and education. This explains why highly-skilled migration has gained central importance for the U.S., as it has served to satisfy its great demand of STEM workers, especially from China and India, which surpass migration flows of Mexican migrants.

Keywords


highly-skilled migration; migration from East and South Asia, migration patterns, knowledge economy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22201/cisan.24487228e.2019.1.356

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