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Spotlight: border health care: booming industry creates jobs faster than state


  • Keith R. Phillips
  • Armida Riojas


The Texas cities along the Mexican border have sustained relatively strong job growth in recent years. A key factor has been a booming health care industry, driven by rising population and the large share of the population covered by government-sponsored health insurance.

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  • Keith R. Phillips & Armida Riojas, 2008. "Spotlight: border health care: booming industry creates jobs faster than state," Southwest Economy, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, issue Jan, pages 1-10.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:feddse:y:2008:i:jan:p:10:n:1

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