Mexican women and the decision to migrate: Multiple respondents in household studies
AuthorHansen, Ellen Rita, 1954-
KeywordsDecision making -- Mexico -- Hermosillo -- Case studies.
Women -- Mexico -- Hermosillo -- Social conditions -- Case studies.
Hermosillo (Mexico) -- Emigration and immigration -- Case studies.
Hermosillo (Mexico) -- Economic conditions -- Case studies.
Hermosillo (Mexico) -- Social conditions -- Case studies.
AdvisorMonk, Janice J.
Plane, David A.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis research is an exploration of the applicability of a methodology to the study of decision making on migration in Mexican households. This thesis shows the importance of using multiple respondents in order to examine the role of women in decision making within Mexican households that have migrated. Women's roles in the processes of decision making and migration are varied, but individuals in all households studied indicated that migration is a family, rather than individual, decision. Gender differences appeared in responses to many questions, emphasizing men's and women's different priorities. The most striking differences emerged between spouses in the same household, and the results show the inaccurate picture that can develop if one household member is used to represent all members.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Geography and Regional Development
Degree GrantorUniversity of Arizona
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