Publicly supplied goods and services are typically administered within specific political boundaries. Historically these boundaries have little to do with the size of the populace to be served. In a period of rapid internal migration and decentralization of government services, what can spatial analysis tell us about the provision of these public goods and services? We plan to examine the case of Mexico, which has exhibited substantial internal and external migration this century, and to look at its effort in decentralizing government.
University of New Mexico
Social Sciences Building