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Endogenous Skill Acquisition and Export Manufacturing in Mexico

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This paper confirms that for Mexico over the period 1986-2000, the export sector pays higher wages than other sectors, but school drop out increases with the arrival of new export jobs. The workers induced to enter export manufacturing eventually earn less than they would have earned had the jobs never appeared and they stayed in school. URL:[http://ipl.econ.duke.edu/bread/papers/working/224.pdf].

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Keywords: higher wages; literature; export; manufacturing firms; jobs; new; skill workers; younger ages; education level; export manufacturing; school; Mexico; domestic ?firms; exporter; foreign firms; salaries; job opportunities;

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  3. Britta Augsburg & Ralph De Haas & Heike Harmgart & Costas Meghir, 2012. "The Impacts of Microcredit: Evidence from Bosnia and Herzegovina," NBER Working Papers 18538, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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  5. William W. Olney, 2013. "The Composition of Exports and Human Capital Acquisition," Department of Economics Working Papers 2013-18, Department of Economics, Williams College, revised Sep 2013.
  6. Feng Hu, 2013. "Does migration benefit the schooling of children left behind?," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 29(2), pages 33-70, July.
  7. Augsburg, B. & Haas, R. de & Harmgart, H. & Meghir, C., 2013. "Microfinance and Poverty Alleviation," Discussion Paper 2013-075, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  8. Manisha Shah & Bryce Millett Steinberg, 2013. "Drought of Opportunities: Contemporaneous and Long Term Impacts of Rainfall Shocks on Human Capital," NBER Working Papers 19140, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  9. Majlesi, Kaveh, 2014. "Demand for Low-Skilled Labor and Parental Investment in Children's Education: Evidence from Mexico," Working Papers 2014:5, Lund University, Department of Economics.
  10. Majlesi, Kaveh, 2014. "Labor Market Opportunities and Women's Decision Making Power within Households," Working Papers 2014:4, Lund University, Department of Economics.
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