Presentation Title

A cross-national comparison of socioeconomic experiences of women living in the United States to those living in Mexico

Faculty Mentor

2

Start Date

17-11-2018 3:00 PM

End Date

17-11-2018 5:00 PM

Location

CREVELING 33

Session

POSTER 3

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

behavioral_social_sciences

Abstract

Mexican women's employment opportunities in Mexico are scarce and predominantly segmented by gender (Mena 2002).Additionally, labor participation is limited to the service/informal sector. As a result, Mexican-American women in the United States are 37 and 76 percent more likely to be apart of the labor force when compared to women in Mexico (U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics 2004). My study will examine the differing socioeconomic experiences between Mexican-American women living in the United States and Mexican women in Mexico. This exploratory data analysis will be limited to young adult women ages 25 to 34. To effectively measure the changes over time on a cross-national basis, the focus will be on the years spanning from 1990 to 2015. Additionally, individual level data from the IPUMS International database will be utilized. It is imperative to understand the circumstances that Mexican-American women and women in Mexico face on both sides of the border; in order to elicit effective change pertaining to socio economic factors that impulse development in both the United States and Mexico.

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A cross-national comparison of socioeconomic experiences of women living in the United States to those living in Mexico

CREVELING 33

Mexican women's employment opportunities in Mexico are scarce and predominantly segmented by gender (Mena 2002).Additionally, labor participation is limited to the service/informal sector. As a result, Mexican-American women in the United States are 37 and 76 percent more likely to be apart of the labor force when compared to women in Mexico (U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics 2004). My study will examine the differing socioeconomic experiences between Mexican-American women living in the United States and Mexican women in Mexico. This exploratory data analysis will be limited to young adult women ages 25 to 34. To effectively measure the changes over time on a cross-national basis, the focus will be on the years spanning from 1990 to 2015. Additionally, individual level data from the IPUMS International database will be utilized. It is imperative to understand the circumstances that Mexican-American women and women in Mexico face on both sides of the border; in order to elicit effective change pertaining to socio economic factors that impulse development in both the United States and Mexico.