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Economy and Environmental Problems in the Mexican Coastal States

  • Luis F. Beltrán Morales


    (Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste)

  • Felipe García-Rodríguez


    (Botany Department, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)

  • José Borges Contreras


    (Departamento de Economía, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur)

  • José Urciaga García


    (Departamento de Economía, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur)

  • Alfredo Ortega Rubio


    (Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste)

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    A canonical correspondence analysis (CCA) for environmental and economic variables was performed for 17 Mexican coastal states. The ordination method allowed us to identify three groups, namely hydroelectric energy generation (I), pollution (II) and harbours (III), which were associated to different human activities. Furthermore, CCA is efficient to help us generate hypotheses for future research. It is therefore advised that CCA should be used for routine analyses into economics.

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    Volume (Year): XV (2006)
    Issue (Month): 2 (July-December)
    Pages: 327-339

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    Handle: RePEc:emc:ecomex:v:15:y:2006:i:2:p:327-339
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    1. L. F. Beltrán Morales & F. Garc�a-Rodr�guez & J. Borges Contreras & G. Sánchez-Mota & A. Ortega Rubio, 2003. "Environmental and socioeconomic multivariate analysis of the primary economic sector of Mexico," Sustainable Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 11(2), pages 77-83.
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