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Table 8 Type of activities and self-employment rates for indigenous groups

From: Economic behavior of indigenous peoples: the Mexican case

  EAP type of activity Self-employment rate
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
Primary sector 83.0 62.1 41.7 93.9 68.5 74.6
Corn and bean crops 66.0 31.8 19.7 96.1 75.9 87.4
Commercial crops 11.4 17.7 12.2 88.0 64.5 71.5
Land workers 5.6 12.6 9.8 79.7 55.6 52.9
Secondary sector 8.6 21.0 34.6 50.2 45.6 41.6
Crafts 2.6 5.4 8.3 91.2 83.5 77.5
Construction 3.2 7.6 11.8 15.6 22.4 22.7
Other 2.9 8.1 14.5 51.8 42.3 36.4
Tertiary sector 8.4 16.9 23.7 40.8 39.4 44.6
Trade 2.7 5.2 7.0 66.5 69.3 71.0
ther 5.7 11.7 16.7 28.4 26.0 33.5
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 85.7 58.8 56.1
  1. Source: INEGI 2010
  Percentage of families receiving assistance from relatives who have migrated
National International
  0.10 0.94 0.95 1.72 4.23 4.32
  1. Source: INEGI 2010