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ISSN: 1870-5472

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Volumen 12, Número 1. Ene-Mar 2015

INDIGENOUS MIGRATION TOWARDS MARGINALIZED AGRICULTURAL SPACES IN MÉXICO: A CASE TO BE TOLD

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Facing the demand for scarcely qualified workforce, the free labor market is promoted and an unfavorable agricultural policy is applied in rural spaces to the production of basic grains and coffee. One consequence is an increase in the level of poverty of rural indigenous populations and migration to capitalized agricultural spaces. Through the non-statistical sampling method called “snowball”, a sample of 76 agricultural day laborers was determined, who migrated from indigenous regions to work in the municipality of Calpan, Puebla. The results indicate that migrant day laborers keep characteristics from their regions of origin and that the main causes for migration are poverty and scarce employment in the communities where they are from. They are employed in Calpan because of the lack of workforce in this municipality to harvest crops; the income they obtain is higher than in their places of origin; and, most expressed that they live better in this region than in their places of origin. The conclusion is that migration is seasonal and intra-regional, and that it contributes to improve the living conditions of day laborers in their spaces of origin.

Palabras clave: peasant, inequality, marginalized spaces, domestic migration, poverty.

Volumen 12, Número 1

Volumen 12, Número 1
Ene-Mar 2015


Director

Said Infante Gil


Director de ASyD

Benito Ramírez Valverde


Comité Asesor Editorial Interno

Ma. Eugenia Chávez Arellano
Juan Antonio Leos Rodríguez
Jaime Matus Gardea
Jacinta Palerm Viqueira
Verónica Vázquez García
Emma Zapata Martelo
Pilar Alberti Manzanares
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