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The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy

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Village Economies and the Structure of Extended Family Networks

Manuela Angelucci
  • 1University of Arizona,
/ Giacomo De Giorgi
  • 2Stanford University,
/ Marcos Rangel
  • 3University of Chicago,
/ Imran Rasul
  • 4University College London,
Published Online: 2009-10-15 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1935-1682.2291

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.

Keywords: extended family network; migration; village inequality; village marginality

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Published Online: 2009-10-15


Citation Information: The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, ISSN (Online) 1935-1682, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1935-1682.2291.

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