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Author De Hoyos, Rafael E.

Title Can maquila booms reduce poverty? [electronic resource] : evidence from Honduras / Rafael E. de Hoyos, Maurizio Bussolo, Oscar Nunez.

Published [Washington, D.C. : World Bank, 2008]


Location Call No. Status
Series Policy research working paper ; 4789
Policy research working papers ; 4789.
World Bank e-Library.
Notes Title from PDF file as viewed on 5/8/2009.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "This paper identifies and estimates the strength of the reduction in poverty linked to improved opportunities for women in the expanding maquila sector. A simulation exercise shows that, at a given point in time, poverty in Honduras would have been 1.5 percentage points higher had the maquila sector not existed. Of this increase in poverty, 0.35 percentage points is attributable to the wage premium paid to maquila workers, 0.1 percentage points to the wage premium received by women in the maquila sector, and 1 percentage point to employment creation. Given that female maquila workers represent only 1.1 percent of the active population in Honduras, this contribution to poverty reduction is significant. "--World Bank web site.
Other formats Also available in print.
Other author Bussolo, Maurizio, 1964-
Nunez Gonzalez, Oscar
World Bank.
Subject Offshore assembly industry -- Honduras.
Poverty -- Honduras.
Women -- Employment -- Honduras.