Development and Migration in Mexico’s Rural Communities

February 1, 2011

Background Paper

Produced by Bread for the World Institute

No. 213

February-March 2011

Why do people risk their lives crossing the Mexican border, take jobs most Americans won’t do, and live away from their families — surrounded by an often unfamiliar language and culture? The answer isn’t complicated: inequality, hunger, and poverty in the communities
immigrants leave behind.

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