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Carlos A. Ibarra, Jaime Ros - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki

As with many other developed and emerging economies, in recent decades Mexico has experienced a long-term decline in the labour income share. In other words, wages have decreased compared with other sources of income such as capital income. The share of wages in total income has fallen from about...

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– The Case of Mexico’s Progresa-Oportunidades-Prospera Programme
Serena Masino, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa - The Journal of Development Studies, 2018

This paper follows a quasi-experimental research design to assess the impact of the electronic payment system of Mexico’s Progresa-Oportunidades-Prospera (POP) programme. The switch from cash payments to electronic payments delivered via savings accounts is found to have medium-term...

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– Labour markets and fiscal redistribution 1989–2014
Raymundo M. Campos-Vázquez, Nora Lustig, John Scott - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Income inequality in Mexico increased between 1989 and 1994; between 1994 and 2006, inequality declined; and, between 2006 and 2014, inequality was again on the rise. We apply decomposition techniques to analyse the proximate determinants of labour income inequality and fiscal incidence...

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– A transition model for Mexico’s Progresa-Oportunidades-Prospera program
Juan M. Villa, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa - The Journal of Economic Inequality, 2018

The effects of conditional cash transfers (CCTs) on poverty and well-being have been widely studied. However, there is limited knowledge on how a CCT should respond to the dynamics of poverty. How should program administrators treat beneficiaries that exit poverty in period t-1, but exhibit a...

UNU-WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

As with many other developed and emerging economies, in recent decades Mexico has experienced a long-term decline in the labour income share. The decline is observed in both the share of wages in value added and in more comprehensive measures that include the labour income of the self-employed....

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– The case of Progresa-Oportunidades-Prospera programme
Dragan Filipovich, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa, Alma Santillán Hernández - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

This study presents an analysis of the electoral impacts of one of the most prominent conditional cash transfers in the world: Mexico’s Progresa-Oportunidades-Prospera (POP) programme. Using population censuses, and POP’s administrative records and elections data, we exploit the...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Analyzing income distribution changes for the case of Mexico
Robert Duval-Hernández, Gary S. Fields, George H. Jakubson - The review of income and wealth, 2017

Part of Journal Special Issue Inequality

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– 1992–2015
John Scott, Enrique de la Rosa, Rodrigo Aranda - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper uses income and expenditure surveys from 1992 to 2014 and public tax and spending accounts to estimate the redistributive impact of Mexico’s fiscal system over this period. It presents standard and marginal benefit incidence analysis for the principal public transfers (education...

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– Puzzles solved and unsolved
Raymundo M. Campos-Vázquez, Nora Lustig - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

We analyse the evolution and proximate determinants of labour income inequality in Mexico between 1989 and 2017. Labour income inequality increased between 1989 and 1994 and declined between 1994 and 2006. What happened after 2006 is subject to uncertainty. The national labour force survey...

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– 1990–2015
Carlos A. Ibarra, Jaime Ros - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper studies the decline of the labour share in Mexico during the period 1990–2015. It calculates the wage share and alternative measures of the labour income share (which includes labour income of the self-employed) for the whole economy, the private business sector, and its major...

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– Indigenous opposition to wind farm development in Mexico
Courtney Jung - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

In less than a decade, foreign investors have erected more than 3,200 wind turbines across the Isthmus of Techuantepec investing billions of dollars and generating more than 90 per cent of Mexico’s wind energy. The isthmus is also home to more than one thousand indigenous communities whose...

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– Evidence from Mexico
Belén Sáenz de Miera Juárez - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

In the absence of health insurance, households have to self-insure against the risk of ill health, which may involve the use of mechanisms that have long-term consequences. This study analyses whether Mexican households are able to smooth consumption after severe health shocks, as well as the...

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– Evidence from Mexico during the 2008 financial crisis
Patricia Justino, Bruno Martorano - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper explores the relationship between a large government cash transfer programme, changes in inequality, and political participation in Mexico. The results show that increases in the coverage of the programme during the 2008 financial crisis resulted in greater individual participation in...

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Eva O. Arceo-Gómez, Raymundo M. Campos-Vázquez - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

The market environment in which discriminatory firms operate may be a relevant determinant of their extent of discrimination. In this paper we aim at analysing the effect of local labour market conditions on a firm’s decision to discriminate. We use a direct measure of discrimination using...

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José María Valenzuela, Isabel Studer - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

Mexico’s low-carbon technology perspectives show lack of coherence with the rising ambition in climate change commitments, for which Mexico is internationally praised. The comparison of two recent energy reforms, corresponding to two administrations, explains this lack of coherence by, on the...

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