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Table 14 Material welfare indicators by group and employment status

From: Economic behavior of indigenous peoples: the Mexican case

  Basic commodities Non-basic commodities Quality of housing
Mean [0–6] Mean [0–5] Mean [0–3]
Self-employed Employees Agricultural day laborers Self-employed Employees Agricultural day laborers Self-employed Employees Agricultural day laborers
Group 1
 Tlapanecs 0.47 2.06 1.08 0.43 1.61 1.07 0.25 0.67 0.42
 Tzeltal 0.43 2.14 0.71 0.57 1.76 0.71 0.38 0.65 0.40
 Tzotzil 0.50 1.73 0.44 0.74 1.64 0.68 0.48 0.63 0.47
 Chol 0.61 2.25 0.85 0.65 1.80 0.78 0.44 0.67 0.49
Group 2
 Huastecs 0.88 2.73 0.57 0.92 1.92 0.77 0.43 0.70 0.35
 Mixes 1.27 2.97 0.80 0.98 2.04 0.73 0.54 0.75 0.51
 Mazatecs 1.21 2.37 0.54 1.03 1.69 0.61 0.48 0.71 0.36
 Chinantecs 1.62 2.66 1.36 1.12 1.83 0.92 0.52 0.67 0.47
 Mixtecs 1.45 2.91 1.44 1.11 2.03 1.30 0.52 0.73 0.52
 Nahuas 1.58 2.83 0.86 1.26 2.00 0.86 0.58 0.75 0.50
 Totonacs 1.34 2.72 0.74 1.10 1.80 0.76 0.60 0.71 0.50
Group 3
 Purépecha 1.76 2.88 0.95 1.58 2.27 1.15 0.55 0.63 0.46
 Zapotecs 2.07 3.51 1.38 1.38 2.48 1.03 0.61 0.75 0.57
 Mayas 2.21 3.13 1.71 1.55 2.23 1.26 0.71 0.76 0.71
 Otomies 2.44 3.11 1.75 1.69 2.04 1.26 0.78 0.84 0.74
 Mazahuas 2.28 2.67 1.55 1.83 1.72 1.47 0.73 0.84 0.66
  1. Source: INEGI 2010