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VIllage Economics and the Structure of Extended Family Networks

  • Manuela Angelucci

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  • Giacomo de Giorgi

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  • Marcos A Rangel

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  • Imran Rasul

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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, within-village extended family networks in 504 poor rural villages are constructed. 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.

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