Rural Migration and Shrinkage Transformation Processes in the Mexican Countryside

José G. Vargas-Hernández

Abstract


The purpose of this paper is to analyze the empirical-theoretical approaches to shrinking cities in Mexico. The study of tendencies in economic and environmental shrinkage is tied to the expressions of substantive changes in the complexity of determinant contexts of internal and migration flows. The analysis intents to answer the challenges posed by the economic and demographic tendencies according to the economic changes, using the theories and models and no to fall down victim of simplistic projections and conjectures and theories based more in speculation than in facts. The method used is the critical analysis of economic, social and political tendencies in relation to the situation of shrinking cities in México. The results of this analysis lead to the finding that the shrinkage process in México, as a developing and emerging economy does not follow the same patterns of well developed countries, where an increase in shrinking cities occurs since the middle of the 1950s and the use of incentives in some localities to attract economic growth have had modest success to turn around the shrinking process. Further research on shrinking cities should be done in México. Finally, this paper analyzes some of the important issues and problems which are important to set an agenda for future research in Mexico.


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