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Impacto del programa de regularización migratoria "patria grande" en Argentina

Marcelo Perera () and Cecilia Velázquez

Estudios Economicos, 2013, vol. 030 (Nueva Serie), issue 61, 43-69

Abstract: 'Patria Grande' program in Argentina provides for a provisional residence permit for undocumented immigrants that allow them to work, study, leave and re-entry the country. This may encourage a higher participation in the formal sector and a higher access to social services respect to the counterfactual situation in the absence of the program. In this paper, we estimate these effects by comparing over time eligible immigrants with a similar but not eligible group (local migrants, who recently moved from his hometown). The results suggest the program has helped to reduce informality in 13% by increasing the coverage of social security contributions and health insurance benefits. It has also improved the access to education for immigrants in 7.5%

Keywords: migraciones; evaluación de impacto; diferencias en diferencias; programa patria grande; migration; impact evaluation; difference-in-differences; patria grande program (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J61 J83 O17 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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