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Economic implications of long distance commuting in the Chilean mining industry

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  • Aroca, Patricio
  • Atienza, Miguel

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More than 10% of the labor force that works in Antofagasta lives in other regions, commuting on average more than 800Â km in a shift system that allows working several days in a row followed by several days off. The mining industry is the main contractor of such workers and the impact of the process spreads through the rest of the Chilean territory. Using an input-output approach, this paper shows that a significant amount of resources generated by the mining industries in the Region of Antofagasta goes to other regions in wages earned by commuters who have decided to work in this region but live in another. The commuting process seems to be driven by centripetal forces that support centralization, thus arguing for regional policies to promote the attractiveness of the peripheral regions.

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  • Aroca, Patricio & Atienza, Miguel, 2011. "Economic implications of long distance commuting in the Chilean mining industry," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 36(3), pages 196-203, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jrpoli:v:36:y:2011:i:3:p:196-203
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    1. David A. Fleming & Thomas G. Measham & Dusan Paredes, 2015. "Understanding the resource curse (or blessing) across national and regional scales: Theory, empirical challenges and an application," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 59(4), pages 624-639, October.
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    3. Windle, Jill & Rolfe, John, 2013. "Using discrete choice experiments to assess the preferences of new mining workforce to commute or relocate to the Surat Basin in Australia," Resources Policy, Elsevier, pages 169-180.
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    5. Dusan Paredes, 2012. "Alternative theories for explaining the spatial wage inequality: a multilevel competition among human capital, NEG and amenities," Documentos de Trabajo en Economia y Ciencia Regional 20, Universidad Catolica del Norte, Chile, Department of Economics, revised Apr 2012.
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    7. Claudio Bravo-Ortega & Leonardo Muñoz, 2017. "Knowledge-Intensive Mining Services: a Regional Approach for their Development in Chile," Working Papers wp448, University of Chile, Department of Economics.
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