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Copper mining in Chile and its regional employment linkages

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This article gauges employment interactions among different economic sectors of relevant copper-producing regions in Chile, such as Tarapacá, Antofagasta, Atacama, Coquimbo, and O′Higgins. To that end, concordance measures of employment during peaks and troughs, and rolling correlations are computed. The estimation results show that the strength of employment co-movement of mining & quarrying with other economic sectors—within a given region and across regions —varies among the geographic locations under analysis. In particular, employment linkages between the Antofagasta and Metropolitan Regions have weakened over time.

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  • Fernandez, Viviana, 2021. "Copper mining in Chile and its regional employment linkages," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 70(C).
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jrpoli:v:70:y:2021:i:c:s0301420717303185
    DOI: 10.1016/j.resourpol.2018.03.017
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