Spatial model of incomes and migration

Saldaña-Zorrilla S O (2015). Spatial model of incomes and migration. In: Natural Disasters, Foreign Trade and Agriculture in Mexico. pp. 69-88 Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. ISBN 978-3-319-17359-7 DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-17359-7_5.

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Abstract

The great human-environmental diversity of Mexico provides a framework for an initial understanding of the wide disparities between rich and poor. Mexico is still dominated in many regions by agriculture, and during the last 25 years, weather-related disasters have accounted for about 80% of economic losses. This is dramatic, especially considering that this sector produces only ca. 4% of GDP while providing a livelihood to one-quarter of the country’s population. Based on a spatial model, this chapter tests the contribution of natural disasters to catalyzing the emigration process in vulnerable regions throughout Mexico. Besides coping and adaptive capacity, it assessess the effect of economic losses from disasters in combination with adverse production and trade conditions during the 1990s in triggering out-migration.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agricultural sector; Income distribution; Trade liberalization; Assets; Disaster prevention; Spatial dependence; Spatial econometrics
Research Programs: Risk & Resilience (RISK)
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 12 May 2016 13:09
Last Modified: 12 May 2016 14:39
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/13188

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