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Title:Village economies and the structure of extended family networks PDF Logo
Authors:Angelucci, Manuela
De Giorgi, Giacomo
Rangel, Marcos A.
Rasul, Imran
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 4499
Abstract:This paper documents how the structure of extended family networks in rural Mexico relates to the poverty and inequality of the village of residence. Using the Hispanic naming convention, we construct within-village extended family networks in 504 poor rural villages. Family networks are larger (both in the number of members and as a share of the village population) and out-migration is lower the poorer and the less unequal the village of residence. Our results are consistent with the extended family being a source of informal insurance to its members.
Subjects:Extended family network
migration
village inequality
village marginality
JEL:J12
O12
O17
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-20091104921
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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