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Social Networks among Indigenous Peoples in Mexico


Emmanuel Skoufias


World Bank

Trine Lunde


World Bank

Harry A. Patrinos


World Bank

June 1, 2009

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4949

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This paper examines the extent to which social networks among indigenous peoples have a significant effect on a variety of human capital investment and economic activities, such as school attendance and work among teenage boys and girls, and migration, welfare participation, employment status, occupation and sector of employment among adult males and females. The analysis uses data from the 10 percent population sample of the 2000 Population and Housing Census of Mexico and an empirical strategy that allows taking into account the role of municipality and language group fixed effects. The authors confirm empirically that social network effects play an important role in the economic decisions of indigenous people, especially in rural areas. The analysis also provides evidence that better access to basic services, such as water and electricity, increases the size and strength of network effects in rural areas.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 27

Keywords: Population Policies, Access to Finance, Anthropology, Labor Policies, Housing & Human Habitats

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Skoufias, Emmanuel and Lunde, Trine and Patrinos, Harry A., Social Networks among Indigenous Peoples in Mexico (June 1, 2009). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Series, Vol. , pp. -, 2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1414711

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Emmanuel Skoufias (Contact Author)
World Bank ( email )
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433
United States
Trine Lunde
World Bank ( email )
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433
United States
Harry Anthony Patrinos
World Bank ( email )
1818 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20433
United States
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