Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Research Fellow

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Amuedo-Dorantes Dr. Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes is a professor and chair of the Department of Economics at San Diego State University. She is also a Research Fellow at CReAM, FEDEA and IZA, an Advisory committee member of the Americas Center Advisory Council at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and the 2013-2014 recipient of the Garcia-Robles Border Fulbright. She is the past President-elect of the American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE). Her areas of interest include international migration, remittances and, more broadly, labor economics. She has published on contingent work contracts, the informal work sector, immigrant saving, international remittances, immigration policy and immigrant health care. Her work has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, among other agencies.

She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in April 2005.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
11145  Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Esther Arenas-Arroyo
The Changing Family Structure of American Children with Unauthorized Parents
10850  Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Esther Arenas-Arroyo
Immigration Enforcement and Foster Care Placements
10685  Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Fernando A. Lozano
Interstate Mobility Patterns of Likely Unauthorized Immigrants: Evidence from Arizona
10602  Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Carlos Gratereaux Hernández
Susan Pozo
On the Implications of Immigration Policy Restricting Citizenship: Evidence from the Dominican Republic
10166  Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Delia Furtado
Settling for Academia? H-1B Visas and the Career Choices of International Students in the United States
10145  Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Francisca M. Antman
Can Authorization Reduce Poverty among Undocumented Immigrants? Evidence from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program
(published in: Economics Letters, 2016, 147:1-4)
10144  Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Francisca M. Antman
Schooling and Labor Market Effects of Temporary Authorization: Evidence from DACA
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2017, 30(1): 339-73)
10030  Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Esther Arenas-Arroyo
Almudena Sevilla
Immigration Enforcement and Childhood Poverty in the United States
8458  Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Susan Pozo
On the Intended and Unintended Consequences of Enhanced Border and Interior Immigration Enforcement: Evidence from Deportees
(Demography , 2014, 51, 2255 - 2279)
8153  Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Susan L. Averett
Cynthia Bansak
Welfare Reform and Immigrant Fertility
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2016, 29(3), 757-779.)
7983  Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Susan Pozo
When Do Remittances Facilitate Asset Accumulation? The Importance of Remittance Income Uncertainty
(published as 'Remittance income uncertainty and asset accumulation' in: IZA Journal of Labor & Development, 2014, 3:3 [journal version])
7786  Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Laura Juarez
Old-Age Government Transfers and the Crowding Out of Private Gifts: The 70 and Above Program for the Rural Elderly in Mexico
(published in: Southern Economic Journal, 2015, 81 (3), Pages: 782–802)
7501  Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Almudena Sevilla
Low-Skilled Immigration and Parenting Investments of College-Educated Mothers in the United States: Evidence from Time-Use Data
(published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2014, 49(3), 509-539)
7419  Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Cynthia Bansak
Employment Verification Mandates and the Labor Market Outcomes of Likely Unauthorized and Native Workers
(published in: Contemporary Economic Policy, 2014, 32(3), 671 - 680. )
7134  Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Thitima Puttitanun
Ana Martinez-Donate
How Do Tougher Immigration Measures Impact Unauthorized Immigrants?
(published in: Demography, 2013, 50(3), 1067-91)
6857  Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Chad Sparber
In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants and its Impact on College Enrollment, Tuition Costs, Student Financial Aid, and Indebtedness
(published in: Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2014, 49, 11-24.)
6676  Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Kusum Mundra
Immigrant Homeownership and Immigration Status: Evidence from Spain
(published in: Review of International Economics, Special Issue: Migration and Culture, 2013, 21(2), 204-218.)
6622  Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Susan Pozo
Remittances and Portfolio Values: An Inquiry Using Spanish Immigrants from Africa, Europe and the Americas
(published in: World Development, 2013, 41, 83-95. )
5576  Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Cynthia Bansak
The Impact of Amnesty on Labor Market Outcomes: A Panel Study Using the Legalized Population Survey
(Industrial Relations, 2011, 50 (3), 443-471.)
5568  Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Susan Pozo
Remittances and Income Smoothing
(published in: American Economic Review, 2011, 101 (3), 582-587)
5418  Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Jens Bonke
Shoshana Grossbard
Income Pooling and Household Division of Labor: Evidence from Danish Couples
4617  Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Susan Pozo
New Evidence on the Role of Remittances on Health Care Expenditures by Mexican Households
(Review of Economics of the Household, 2011, 9 (1), 69-98.)
4616  Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Thitima Puttitanun
Gender Differences in Native Preferences towards Undocumented and Legal Immigration: Evidence from San Diego
(published in: Contemporary Economic Policy, 2011, 29 (1), 31-45)
4542  Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Sara de la Rica
The Timing of Work and Work-Family Conflicts in Spain: Who Has a Split Work Schedule and Why?
4348  Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Sara de la Rica
Complements or Substitutes? Task Specialization by Gender and Nativity in Spain
(published in: Labour Economics, 2011, 18 (5), 697-707)
4318  Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Francesca Mazzolari
Remittances to Latin America from Migrants in the United States: Assessing the Impact of Amnesty Programs
(published in: Journal of Development Economics, 2010, 91 (2), 323-335)
3662  Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Jean Kimmel
New Evidence on the Motherhood Wage Gap
3657  Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Annie Georges
Susan Pozo
Migration, Remittances and Children’s Schooling in Haiti
(The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2010, 630 (1), 224-244.)
3486  Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Sara de la Rica
Does Immigration Raise Natives' Income? National and Regional Evidence from Spain
(published as 'The Immigration Surplus and the Substitutability of Immigrant and Native Labor: Evidence from Spain', in: Empirical Economics, 2013, 44(2), 945-958)
2722  Shoshana Grossbard
Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Cohort-Level Sex Ratio Effects on Women’s Labor Force Participation
(published in: Review of Economics of the Household, 2007, 5 (3), 249-278)
2177  Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Miguel Malo
Fernando Muñoz-Bullón
The Role of Temporary Help Agencies in Facilitating Temp-to-Perm Transitions
(published in: Journal of Labor Research, 2008, 29 (2), 138-161 )
2104  Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Sara de la Rica
Labor Market Assimilation of Recent Immigrants in Spain
(published in: British Journal of Industrial Relations, 2007, 45 (2), 257-285)
1742  Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Sara de la Rica
The Impact of Gender Segregation on Male-Female Wage Differentials: Evidence from Matched Employer-Employee Data for Spain
(published in: B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy: Contributions to Economic Analysis and Policyy, 2006, 5 (1), Article 10)
1671  Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Jean Kimmel
Moonlighting Behavior over the Business Cycle
(published as 'Moonlighting over the Business Cycle' in: Economic Inquiry, 2009, 47 (4), 754 - 765)
1557  Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Sara de la Rica
Immigrants' Responsiveness to Labor Market Conditions and Its Implications on Regional Disparities: Evidence from Spain
(published in: SERIEs: Journal of the Spanish Economic Association, 2010, 1 (1), 387-407)