Socioeconomic situation of afro-descendant families of workers in tourist boats in Punta Fría neighborhood, in Bluefields city, Nicaragua, during the period 2008

Socioeconomic situation of afro-descendant families of workers in tourist boats in Punta Fría neighborhood, in Bluefields city, Nicaragua, during the period 2008

The present investigation serves as a reference to the coastal society of the different neighborhoods of the city of Bluefields. The general objective is to evaluate the impact that the migratory phenomenon causes in relation to the socioeconomic situation of Afro-descendant families of workers in t...

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Journal Title: Ciencia e Interculturalidad
First author: Grizeida Green Lincon
Other Authors: Heidi Guillén Romero
Language: Undetermined
Get full text: http://revistas.uraccan.edu.ni/index.php/Interculturalidad/article/view/72
Resource type: Journal Article
Source: Ciencia e Interculturalidad; No 3 (Year 2008).
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Publisher: Universidad de las Regiones Autónoma de la Costa Caribe Nicaragüense
Usage rights: Reconocimiento - NoComercial - SinObraDerivada (by-nc-nd)
Categories: Life Sciences --> Agriculture, Multidisciplinary
Health Sciences, Social Sciences/Humanities --> Health Care Sciences --AMP-- Services
Health Sciences --> Psychology, Multidisciplinary
Abstract: The present investigation serves as a reference to the coastal society of the different neighborhoods of the city of Bluefields. The general objective is to evaluate the impact that the migratory phenomenon causes in relation to the socioeconomic situation of Afro-descendant families of workers in tourist boats (on-board) from Punta Fría neighborhood in of Bluefields city, Nicaragua, during the 2008 period. The research was developed with the participation of Afro-descendant families from Punta Fría neighborhood that have an on-board member; the on-board ones that were of vacations and the supplying agencies of employment source in the tourist boats. The methodological approach used for the development of this research was of an interpretative, participatory and cross-sectional nature, in complementarity with quantitative and qualitative methods. The majority of the families consulted consider that they have improved their economic living conditions by 80%. After analyzing the effects that fall on the family, it shows that family stability has also disintegrated, because the members of these families stay longer outside the country than close to their families. The agencies have played an important role in hiring many people to work in these tourist boats, providing the population from the coast with a subsistence alternative for families.
Translated abstract: La presente investigación sirve de referencia a la sociedad costeña de los diferentes barrios de la ciudad de Bluefields. El objetivo general es evaluar el impacto que el fenómeno migratorio causa en relación a la situación socioeconómica de las familias afrodescendientes de los trabajadores en barcos turísticos (embarcados) del barrio “Punta Fría” de la ciudad de Bluefields, Nicaragua, durante el período 2008. La investigación se desarrolló con la participación de las familias afrodescendientes del barrio “Punta Fría” que cuentan con un miembro embarcado; los embarcados que se encontraban de vacaciones y las agencias proveedores de fuente de empleo en los barcos turísticos.El enfoque metodológico utilizado para el desarrollo de esta investigación fue de carácter interpretativo, participativo y corte transversal, en complementariedad con los métodos cuantitativos y cualitativos. La mayoría de las familias consultadas consideran que han mejorado en un 80% sus condiciones económicas de vida. Luego de analizar los efectos que recaen al seno familiar, se muestra que también se ha desintegrado la estabilidad familiar, porque los miembros de dichas familias permanecen más tiempo fuera del país que cerca de sus familias. Las agencias han jugado un papel importante en la contratación de muchas personas para trabajar en estos barcos turísticos, brindándole a la población costeña una alternativa de subsistencia para las familias.