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dc.contributor.advisorValdivia, Corinne B.eng
dc.contributor.authorDozi, Pedro Valentim, 1972-eng
dc.coverage.spatialMissourieng
dc.date.issued2010eng
dc.date.submitted2010 Summereng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Oct. 6, 2010).eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Corinne Valdivia.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Agricultural economics.eng
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation analyzes the impact of social networks on Latino immigrant's livelihoods strategies and outcomes. Using the Sustainable Livelihoods framework, this dissertation hypothesizes that social capital such as bonding, bridging, and linking have positive impacts on Latino immigrant's well-being in rural areas of Missouri. It is hypothesized further that these social resources are conditioned by acculturation and the context of reception, which might reduce or enhance the impact of social capital on well-being. A three step approach is used to test this general hypothesis using Latino immigrant household survey conducted in three areas of rural Missouri as primary source of data. The first step uses a binomial logit regression to assess the characteristics of households with the highest propensity to participate in social networks. The second step uses multinomial logit to assess the impact of networks on occupation. The third step uses the Heckman two-step procedure to assess the impact of social networks on well-being. Results show that Cultural capital and good English ability increase the probability of joining social networks; while discrimination and language pressures decreased the probability of joining networks. It was also found that social networks have significantly positive impacts on livelihood strategies such as employment - sources of information influences where a newly arrived immigrant ends up working. Finally, bonding, bridging, and socio-environmental context have significantly positive impact on well-being.eng
dc.format.extentvii, 195 pageseng
dc.identifier.merlinb80170456eng
dc.identifier.oclc668438479eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/8895
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/8895eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshHispanic Americans -- Social networks -- Missourieng
dc.subject.lcshLatin Americans -- Social networks -- Missourieng
dc.subject.lcshRural development -- Missourieng
dc.subject.lcshSustainable agriculture -- Social aspects -- Missourieng
dc.titleImpact of social networks on well-being: evidence from Latino immigrants in non-urban Missouri communitieseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural economics (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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