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Analysis of the social and environmental economic sustainability in the territory of Yucatan (Mexico)

This research focuses on the state of Yucatán, Mexico, and provides evidence of unsustainable performance of the local economy: the local economic structure and income distribution widens the gap between rich and poor households. A constructive policy towards sustainable development would place greater emphasis on productive restructuring the agricultural sector, road transport and electric power generation, in designing actions of technological change and sustainable natural resource management. An exhaustive hybrid Environmental Social Accounting Matrix (ESAM) and linear multipliers models are used to analyze the interactions of the local economy with the use of resources, the environment and income distribution.