Impact of Migrant Remittances on the Footwear Industry in Guanajuato

Global Journal of Business Research, v. 12 (1) p. 105-114, 2018

10 Pages Posted: 10 Mar 2019

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

This research examines the perception footwear industry workers in the State of Guanajuato. The paper also explores the impact of migrant remittances on the industry. The most important region in Mexico for its footwear production is the State of Guanajuato. It is also a leading State for high migration. This research is quantitative, descriptive, and transversal. A convenience sample was selected to meet certain criteria. Fifty workers were surveyed in footwear distribution and sales centers in the municipality of León Guanajuato, Mexico. An instrument consisting of 21 items and 3 constructs was used. The study shows that only a third of migrants invest in the footwear industry. The difference is invested in agriculture, in the construction of their homes, and in maintaining of their families. In addition, 44% of respondents know at least one person deported and believe that many of them will try to cross the border again out of necessity.

Keywords: Migration, Local Development, Sustainability, Industry

JEL Classification: O150, R59

Suggested Citation

Haro Zea, Karla Liliana, Impact of Migrant Remittances on the Footwear Industry in Guanajuato (2018). Global Journal of Business Research, v. 12 (1) p. 105-114, 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3210965

Karla Liliana Haro Zea (Contact Author)

Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, México ( email )

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