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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...

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– Mexico country study
Guillermo Cruces, Gary S. Fields, David Jaume, Mariana Viollaz - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

During the 2000s Mexico grew less than the average for Latin America. Labour market indicators exhibited mixed changes, with improvements over the period for some of them and deterioration for others. The country was severely hurt by the international crisis of 2008, but Mexico surpassed its pre-...

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– Anonymous Versus Panel Income Approaches
Robert Duval-Hernández, Gary S. Fields, George H. Jakubson - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

We reconcile, both theoretically and empirically, changes in inequality with panel income changes over periods of economic growth and decline. We also explore what factors account for the trends of short-run inequality and of inequality in individual average earnings. Finally, we explore what...

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– Electoral Outcomes of Mexico's Certification Program
Alain de Janvry, Marco Gonzalez-Navarro, Elisabeth Sadoulet - Journal of Development Economics, 2014

Part of Journal Special Issue Land and Property Rights

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– A Transitional Model for Mexico’s Oportunidades Programme
Juan M. Villa, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

Social protection programmes have emerged as one of the most important anti-poverty policy strategies in developing countries. Their effects on poverty and well-being have been widely studied. Yet, there is limited knowledge on how a transfer programme should respond to the dynamics of poverty....

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– The Impact of Oportunidades’ Electronic Payment System in Mexico
Serena Masino, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper follows a quasi-experimental research design to assess the impact of the electronic payment system of Mexico’s Oportunidades programme. The switch from cash payments to electronic payments delivered via a bank account is found to have implications in terms of reallocation between...

Book Chapter
Raymundo M. Campos-Vázquez, Gerardo Esquivel, Nora Lustig - , 2014
This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Miguel Niño-Zarazúa - Review of Development Economics, 2013 - Oxford, UK

Improved household accessibility to credit is a significant determinant of intra-household allocation of labor resources with important implications for productivity, income, and poverty status. However, credit accessibility could also have wider impacts on poverty if it leads to new hires outside...

– An Interview with James Foster
Roger Williamson - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

17 October 2013 James Foster describes the importance of moving beyond income poverty as a way of assessing 'who is poor?' and 'how poor?'. Multidimensional poverty includes dimensions such as education, health, living conditions, and sanitation. Latin and Central American...

Rachel M. Gisselquist - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

Rachel M. Gisselquist There is much to commend in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as we approach their target deadline of 2015. In addition to the major improvements achieved in poverty, health, and education, the establishment of a set of worldwide targets, and their incorporation by...

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