CANAMID Central America-North America Migration Dialogue


Liliana Meza

There is no evidence that Guatemalan immigration to Chiapas has adversely affected the working conditions of native laborers in Mexico’s southernmost state. In fact, in the case of Guatemalan women, their migration seems to have increased the earnings of local women. Given that Guatemalan women in Chiapas are mainly engaged in domestic work, this research suggests that Chiapaneca women have been able to access better-paying jobs due to the work carried out by female Guatemalan laborers.

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