Participation in the non-agricultural sector in rural Mexico: A gender perspective Participación en el sector no agropecuario en el México rural: Una perspectiva de género Participação no setor não agrícola no México rural: Uma perspectiva de gênero
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© 2017, Associacao Brasileira de Estudos Populacionais. All rights reserved. Rural households diversify their income as a strategy to minimize risk, reduce variability and ensure a minimum level of income. With information panel of the National Rural Household Survey of Mexico, this study examined under a gender perspective, the factors that determine participation in the non-agricultural sector. The results indicate that employed in non-agricultural occupations, men participate with lower levels of education and indigenous status limits the incorporation of both genders. In non-agricultural self-employment activities are essential household accumulated wealth and financial services, communication and transportation.