Research

My research lies at the intersection of economic inequality and social policy, with a special focus on immigration policy and labor markets.  More specifically, I examine disparities in labor market outcomes, educational attainment, and health by race/ethnicity, gender, and immigration status to assess potential policy responses to them.

In my dissertation, I explore the interrelations between social policy, migration and economic development through three lines of research. My first research question examines how the changing patterns of international migration between Mexico and the United States impact the Mexican economy. I then examine the employment barriers that return migrants face when reentering the Mexican labor market and which policy responses might help smoothen their transition into the labor market so that Mexico is able to take advantage of the skills they developed while abroad. Finally, my third research project analyzes how social welfare programs can influence different migration outcomes, such as the decision to migrate or return to the home country and the need for remittances. I explore these three research questions using a mixed-methods approach, with an emphasis on quantitative methods and causal inference.

Peer-Reviewed Papers

 

Canedo, A.P. and Morse, S. September 2019. “An Estimation of the Effect of Women’s Employment on the Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence in Mexico” Journal of Interpersonal Violence 

 

Canedo, A.P. and Angel, J. August 2019. “Aging and the hidden costs of going home to Mexico” Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology

 

Canedo, A.P. March 2019. “Labor Market Discrimination Against Indigenous Peoples in Mexico: A Decomposition Analysis of Wage Differentials” Iberoamericana – Nordic Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies

 

Canedo, A.P. December 2018. “Analyzing Multidimensional Poverty Estimates in Mexico From an Ethnic Perspective: A Policy Tool for Bridging the Indigenous Gap” Poverty and Public Policy.

 

 Working Papers

 

Canedo, A.P. “Do Social Pensions Influence Migration and Return Migration Decisions? Evidence from Mexico’s ‘Adultos Mayores’ Program”

 

Canedo, A.P. “Does Return Migration Impact the Home Labor Market? Evidence from US Immigrants Returning to Mexico”

 

Canedo, A.P. “The Reintegration of US Immigrants into the Mexican Labor Market: Barriers and Mechanisms for Coping”

 

Research in Progress

 

Ávila-Parra, C. and Canedo, A.P. “The Labor Market Consequences of Expanding Mexico’s Old-Age Social Pension Program” 

 

Canedo, A.P. “Fear of Deportation and the Intensive Labor Supply Response of Foreign-Born Workers”

 

Canedo, A.P. “The Two-Child Ideal Family Size: How Migration to the US Influences Fertility Choices Back Home”

 

Policy Articles

 

Canedo, A.P. “Discriminación laboral y falta de protección social: la situación de los pueblos indígenas de México”, Fulbright Club de México. December 10, 2018.

 

Canedo, A.P. Bridging the Indigenous Wage Gap in Mexico", Cornell Public Policy Review. July 19, 2017. 

 

Canedo, A.P. “Mexico’s Education Reform: What Went Wrong?", Georgetown Public Policy Review. March 10, 2016. 

 

Canedo, A.P. and Ramírez, J. “Con Prospera, ¿tendrán más oportunidades?"Animal Político.September 24, 2014.

 

 

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