Local poverty reduction in Chile and Mexico: The role of food manufacturing growth
Chiara Cazzuffi () and
Working Papers from Universidad Iberoamericana, Department of Economics
This paper analyses the relationship between local poverty and food manufacture growth in Chile and Mexico using propensity score matching, differences in differences and spatial econometrics methods. We focus on food manufacture as a sector with a number of characteristics that make it potentially pro-poor, and whose incentives for spatial distribution may either strengthen or dampen its poverty reduction potential. The overall results indicate that i) geographically, food manufacture locates in relatively poor areas, but not in the poorest; ii) food manufacture tends to locate in municipalities with more availability of labor and raw materials and with better infrastructure; iii) controlling for other factors, food manufacture growth contributes to local poverty reduction both in terms of magnitude and speed.
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-agr, nep-dev, nep-geo and nep-lam
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (2) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
http://iberoeconomia.mx/images/stories/Publicacion ... rty_Soloaga_2014.pdf (application/pdf)
Journal Article: Local poverty reduction in Chile and Mexico: The role of food manufacturing growth (2017)
Working Paper: Local poverty reduction in Chile and Mexico: The role of food manufacturing growth (2015)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:uic:wpaper:0514
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in Working Papers from Universidad Iberoamericana, Department of Economics Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Pablo Cotler ( this e-mail address is bad, please contact ).