The potential impacts of migrant remittances on agricultural and community development in the Mixteca Baja region of Mexico.

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Title:
The potential impacts of migrant remittances on agricultural and community development in the Mixteca Baja region of Mexico.
Author:
Cederstrom, Thoric Nils.
Issue Date:
1993
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Remittances form an important source of revenue for many farm households and rural communities. In spite of their significance, how remittances are expended is not well studied. Neoclassical economic theory indicates that the welfare of recipients unequivocally improves as the household budget line increases. Which new combination of goods, such as production and leisure, is selected on the budget line depends on household and community preferences. The literature suggests many factors influence preferences. The original resource endowment defines production possibilities. Regional economic conditions determine agricultural profitability and alternative investment opportunities. The volume and timing of remittances influence a farmer's willingness to accept risk. Socio-economic survey data from 54 households in the village of El Rosario Micaltepec, Puebla in the Mixteca Baja region illustrate the conditions under which certain households may choose to invest remittances in agricultural production. Data on the activities of the migrant village associations of two villages are used to evaluate the circumstances that favor community investment of migrant-donated funds over their conspicuous consumption.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Migrant remittances -- Mexico -- Oaxaca; Migrant remittances -- Mexico -- Guerrero (State); Rural development -- Mexico -- Oaxaca.; Rural development -- Mexico -- Guerrero (State); Mixtec Indians -- Mexico.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Anthropology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Finan, Timothy J.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThe potential impacts of migrant remittances on agricultural and community development in the Mixteca Baja region of Mexico.en_US
dc.creatorCederstrom, Thoric Nils.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCederstrom, Thoric Nils.en_US
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractRemittances form an important source of revenue for many farm households and rural communities. In spite of their significance, how remittances are expended is not well studied. Neoclassical economic theory indicates that the welfare of recipients unequivocally improves as the household budget line increases. Which new combination of goods, such as production and leisure, is selected on the budget line depends on household and community preferences. The literature suggests many factors influence preferences. The original resource endowment defines production possibilities. Regional economic conditions determine agricultural profitability and alternative investment opportunities. The volume and timing of remittances influence a farmer's willingness to accept risk. Socio-economic survey data from 54 households in the village of El Rosario Micaltepec, Puebla in the Mixteca Baja region illustrate the conditions under which certain households may choose to invest remittances in agricultural production. Data on the activities of the migrant village associations of two villages are used to evaluate the circumstances that favor community investment of migrant-donated funds over their conspicuous consumption.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectMigrant remittances -- Mexico -- Oaxacaen_US
dc.subjectMigrant remittances -- Mexico -- Guerrero (State)en_US
dc.subjectRural development -- Mexico -- Oaxaca.en_US
dc.subjectRural development -- Mexico -- Guerrero (State)en_US
dc.subjectMixtec Indians -- Mexico.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairFinan, Timothy J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberVelez-Ibanez, Carlosen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPark, Taden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberThompson, Garyen_US
dc.identifier.proquest9328555en_US
dc.identifier.oclc704944438en_US
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