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Short-Run Maquiladora Employment Dynamics

Thomas Fullerton () and David A Schauer
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David A Schauer: University of Texas at El Paso

Urban/Regional from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: Maquiladora sector employment in Ciudad juarez, Mexico grew substantially between January 1981 and December 1998. An ARIMA transfer function model is estimated to examine the short-run empirical characetristics of this growth. Real wages, the number of factories in operation, U.S. industrial activity, and the real currency value of the peso are found to play roles in monthly variations in maquiladora payrolls.

Keywords: Maquiladora Labor Demand; Mexico; ARIMA Transfer Functions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2004-07-20
Note: Type of Document - doc; pages: 12
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