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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Searching for a better life : peri-urban migration in Western Para state, Brazil†

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MCDONALD T. ; WINKLERPRINS A.M.G.A. (1) ;
(1) Johns Hopkins Univ., Washington, ETATS-UNIS

Abstract

This paper examines the migration of smallholders to peri-urban interface (PUI) zones in western Pará state, Brazil. It is found that rural-urban migrants are constrained by their lack of marketable skills and as a consequence have few job prospects and experience a low quality of life in the cities to which they had migrated. This led them to resettle in places at the PUI where they have the ability to supplement limited wages with more familiar subsistence activities, which reflected cultural identity and rural antecedents while enjoying a higher quality of life. The recent implementation in Brazil of a variety of conditional cash-transfer programs has added to the attractiveness of peri-urban places and contributes to a regional shift to livelihoods based on a combination of agriculture and extractivism supplemented by support from federal assistance programs

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geographical review / ISSN 0016-7428

Editor : American Geographical Society, New York, NY - ETATS-UNIS (1916)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 104, no3 [pp. 294-309]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 1 carte, 1 phot.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 3198

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/j.1931-0846.2014.12027.x

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