Indigenous Migration Dynamics in the Ecuadorian Amazon: A Longitudinal and Hierarchical Analysis

Davis, Jason; Sellers, Samuel; Gray, Clark L.; & Bilsborrow, Richard E. (2017). Indigenous Migration Dynamics in the Ecuadorian Amazon: A Longitudinal and Hierarchical Analysis. Journal of Development Studies, 53(11), 1849-64. PMCID: PMC5678965

Davis, Jason; Sellers, Samuel; Gray, Clark L.; & Bilsborrow, Richard E. (2017). Indigenous Migration Dynamics in the Ecuadorian Amazon: A Longitudinal and Hierarchical Analysis. Journal of Development Studies, 53(11), 1849-64. PMCID: PMC5678965

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Amazonian indigenous populations are approaching a critical stage in their history in which increasing education and market integration, rapid population growth and degradation of natural resources threaten the survival of their traditions and livelihoods. A topic that has hardly been touched upon in this context is migration and population mobility. We address this by analysing a unique longitudinal dataset from the Ecuadorian Amazon on the spatial mobility of five indigenous groups and mestizo co-residents. Analyses reveal traditional and new forms of population mobility and migrant selectivity, including gendered forms of marriage migration and rural-urban moves driven by education. These results illustrate a dynamic present and an uncertain future for indigenous populations in which rural, natural-resource-based lifeways may well be sustained but with increasing links to urban areas.




JOUR



Davis, Jason
Sellers, Samuel
Gray, Clark L.
Bilsborrow, Richard E.



2017


Journal of Development Studies

53

11

1849-64








PMC5678965


9980

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