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SEGURA MOJICA, Francisco Javier. The diversity of the local economic structure and its relation with occupational demand and poverty rates in Mexico's metropolitan areas. Contad. Adm [online]. 2022, vol.67, n.3, 00011.  Epub June 06, 2023. ISSN 0186-1042.

This research explores how the diversity of the economic structure in metropolitan areas is related to occupational demand and to moderate and extreme poverty rates. Data from a sample of 29 metropolitan areas in Mexico were analyzed. The variables Simpson Diversity Index (IDS), Informality Rate, State GDP Variation and Years of Schooling were incorporated into the analysis as predictors of employment and poverty. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used as analysis tools, and linear regression and PLS models were formulated. As a relevant result, it was found that there is a significant positive correlation between the IDS and the number of Permanent Insured; as well as significant negative correlations between the IDS and the percentage of the population in a situation of moderate poverty and extreme poverty

Keywords : Simpson diversity index; metropolitan zones; employment predictors; poverty predictors.

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