Date of Award
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Dr. Jose R. Hinojosa
Dr. John R. Milford
Dr. Philip A. Ethridge
This thesis is divided into three chapters. Chapter one starts with the historical background of the city of Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico and has a brief definition of migration explaining the factors that push or pull someone to make the decision to move. Chapter two contains the thesis statement, methods, and scope. In chapter three, there is a summary of the findings and conclusions. Analysis of the data collected through a survey conducted in 1997 among maquila workers reveals that a total of 51.01% of both the men and women's moves were influenced by the maquila industry. A similar pattern was found when people were asked if they wanted to work in the United States, which could mean that border towns attract people looking for work but also attract people that have other motives besides working in the maquiladoras.
University of Texas-Pan American