Catherine M. Marquette

Articles

Migration in response to the urban environment: out-migration by middle-class women and their families from Mexico City after 1985

Haydea Izazola, Catherine M. Marquette

Geographia Polonica (1995) vol. 64, pp. 225-255 | Full text

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Abstract:

Based on present migration trends and environmental factors in Mexico City, the paper combines census and survey data with qualitative techniques (focus groups), to explore the role played by environmental perceptions, as well as individual, family and social factors, in the out-migration decision making of middle-class families from Mexico City to medium-sized cities in the central region of the country. The results confirm that women have played an active role in the decision of the family to migrate as a survival strategy in response to the perceived negative health impacts of the environment on their children. The paper also addresses attitudes towards environmental activities and suggests lines for future research and interventions.

Keywords: urban environment, environmental perceptions, migration, family survival strategies, middle-class families, medium-sized cities, Mexico City

Haydea Izazola, El Colegio de Mexico, Calz. de la Romeria 143-2, Colina del Sur 01430 Mexico City, D.F., Mexico
Catherine M. Marquette, Fordham University, Carolina Population Center, 123 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill NC 27516, USA

Population and environment in industrialized regions: some general policy recommendations

Catherine M. Marquette

Geographia Polonica (1995) vol. 64, pp. 283-298 | Full text

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Abstract:

This paper draws together the general policy implications of research presented at the Seminar on "Population and Environment in Industrialized Regions" organized by IUSSP Scientific Committee on Population and Environment and the Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and held at the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland and the Institute of Geography of the Jagellonian University, Cracow, Poland, 27-30 June 1994. Major points consid-ered include: the need for multisectoral information, analysis and planning; opportun-ities for more sustainable relationships in the "post-industrial" era; the need for risk-managment and responsibility; and urban areas as a critical focus for policy makers. Illustrative examples from current research and specific entry-points for immediate action are discussed.

Keywords: policy, multisectoral cooperation, sustainable development, deindus-trialization and restructuring, risk-managment and responsibility, urban areas

Catherine M. Marquette, Fordham University, Carolina Population Center, 123 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill NC 27516, USA