Educación, experiencia y especialización manufacturera en la frontera norte de México
[Schooling, experience and manufacturing specialization along the northern border of Mexico]
AbstractWith the establishment of the North American Free Trade Agreement (TLCAN) the northern region manufacturing sector of Mexico exhibited a fast growth during the nineties. This paper seeks to estimate the effects of schooling, labor experience and specialization on labor maquiladora income in the cities of Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez. A weighted LS model was established, using labor earning as the dependent variable, and experience schooling and specialization as the explanatory variables. The results showed that in the northern cities both schooling and experience resulted in higher labor income, particularly in intensive capital and technological industries. The coefficient of specialization was higher in Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez than in the rest of the cities included.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 2811.
Date of creation: 2002
Date of revision: 04 Apr 2002
Publication status: Published in Comercio Exterior no. 4.Vol. 5(2002): pp. 300-308
Manufacturing sector; maquiladora industry; labor returns to schooling;
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