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Case study of migration into Mexico City.

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Case study of migration into Mexico City. At least 16 million people live in Mexico City and the numbers are increasing daily. Most of the people moving into the city are rural to urban migrants. People living in the rural areas of Mexico usually decide to move to Mexico City. This is due to the absence of employment, basic amenities such as hospitals and schools and entertainment in the rural areas. Some families leave the countryside because they are only able to produce enough food for themselves and are not making any money. This is called subsistence farming. There are many negative factors that push the people living in rural areas to go live in Mexico City. These are all reasons what people move to Mexico City: Push Factors Pull Factors High unemployment rate Employment opportunities Overpopulation Money to be made Very few schools Better schools Not much running water Better hospitals No sufficient health care Good ...read more.

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These houses usually hold about eight people to a room. Employment in Mexico City is not very good so the rates of unemployment are very high. Most people don't have full time jobs. The Mexicans work very hard but get paid very little and have to work long hours. Women usually have part time jobs. They also have to do the cooking and the cleaning. The cost of living in Mexico City is very similar to that of America but the Mexicans, on average, get paid $4 a day. Children who live in Mexico City very rarely go to school. They usually have to work on the streets to earn money to contribute to the family's income. There is a very low level of education within the children. Not many can read and write. There are many diseases among children and the infant mortality rate is quite high. ...read more.

Conclusion

Locals say that many people have found ways to beat this system. They buy many cars and use a different car each day. Each day 11,000 tons of rubbish is dumped on streets and in waterways. The rubbish clogs up the drainage system and so water flows into open rivers. 2000 tons of untreated waste is dumped in rivers that are then used to irrigate plants in rural Mexico. The people of Mexico City then buy these plants and foods. All fruits and vegetables have lead limits twice the amount which is allowed in the USA. Too much lead in food is harmful for a human. Mexico City's government is trying to improve the quality of live in Mexico City. They spend public money on hospitals and sewerage. They have started more public transport like buses that use unleaded petrol, but many locals feel that the government is useless and that it can't control the city. Amirah 5/3/07 Geo 10A ...read more.

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