Paradise in the Andes

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Material Information

Title:
Paradise in the Andes the Recent Migration of Americans to Cuenca, Ecuador
Physical Description:
1 online resource (106 p.)
Language:
english
Creator:
Cunha, Thiago M
Publisher:
University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Master's ( M.A.)
Degree Grantor:
University of Florida
Degree Disciplines:
Latin American Studies
Committee Chair:
DEERE,CARMEN D
Committee Co-Chair:
WILLIAMS,PHILIP J
Committee Members:
BROWN,RICHMOND F

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
cuenca -- ecuador -- expats -- international -- migration -- retirement
Latin American Studies -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre:
Latin American Studies thesis, M.A.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
In 2009, the city of Cuenca, Ecuador was elected by the magazine International Living as the top retirement destination in the world. Since then, Cuenca has seen an influx of immigrants arrive and settle in the city, with a significant proportion being comprised of Americans. The goal of this study was to identify the reasons that motivate Americans to migrate from the United States to Cuenca and how these Americans are impacting or may impact the city in the future if this migration pattern were to continue. A specific emphasis was placed in researching the impact of American immigration on Cuenca in terms of real estate prices, macroeconomic variables, and investments. The research was based on semi-structured interviews with Americans and Ecuadorians. The research results show that most American immigrants in Cuenca are retired seniors who were mostly motivated to migrate because of economic factors. An important percentage of recent American immigrants were negatively affected by 2007 financial crisis and/or were motivated to migrate because of disenchantment with the US. The impact of American immigration on real estate prices, macroeconomic variables, and investments in the city appears to be small.
General Note:
In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note:
Includes vita.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
Source of Description:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Thiago M Cunha.
Thesis:
Thesis (M.A.)--University of Florida, 2014.
Local:
Adviser: DEERE,CARMEN D.
Local:
Co-adviser: WILLIAMS,PHILIP J.
Electronic Access:
RESTRICTED TO UF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE UNTIL 2015-05-31

Record Information

Source Institution:
UFRGP
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
lcc - LD1780 2014
System ID:
UFE0046806:00001