Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/108955
Authors: 
Velasco Pavón, Juan Carlos Pérez
Year of Publication: 
2014
Citation: 
[Journal:] Latin American Economic Review [ISSN:] 2196-436X [Publisher:] Springer [Place:] Heidelberg [Volume:] 23 [Year:] 2014 [Issue:] 1 [Pages:] 1-58
Abstract: 
Indigenous peoples have three features in common: their historical heritage, their current culture and their extreme poverty. This paper presents a hypothesis about the development of a cultural factor: indigenous people prefer to work on a small scale. This cultural factor developed during the colonial period and remains a part of current indigenous culture. To test the hypothesis, I elaborated a trade model and an economic growth model that take into account the cultural factor. As predicted, the results help to explain indigenous peoples' poverty. This article includes empirical evidence about Mexico's indigenous population.
Subjects: 
Cultural trails
Tradition
Microeconomic behavior
Firm behavior
Trade
Economic growth
JEL: 
Z13
D01
F1
O41
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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