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Can Maquila Booms Reduce Poverty? Evidence from Honduras

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dc.contributor.author Bussolo, Maurizio
dc.contributor.author de Hoyos, Rafael E.
dc.contributor.author Núñez, Oscar
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-22T14:46:55Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-22T14:46:55Z
dc.date.issued 2008-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10986/6301
dc.description.abstract 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. en
dc.language English
dc.publisher Washington, DC: World Bank
dc.relation.ispartofseries Policy Research Working Paper; No. 4789
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.subject AVERAGE WAGES
dc.subject WELFARE MEASURE
dc.subject REDUCTION OF POVERTY
dc.subject FIXED EFFECTS
dc.subject SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION
dc.subject AVERAGE WAGE
dc.subject HOUSEHOLD PER CAPITA INCOME
dc.subject WORKING-AGE POPULATION
dc.subject SALE
dc.subject INTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
dc.subject BENEFICIARY
dc.subject DECOMPOSABLE POVERTY
dc.subject SECTOR ACTIVITY
dc.subject EXTERNAL SHOCK
dc.subject PRODUCTIVITY
dc.subject NATIONAL POVERTY HEADCOUNT
dc.subject EXTREME POVERTY LINE
dc.subject FOOD POLICY
dc.subject POOR
dc.subject POVERTY IMPACT
dc.subject DEPENDENT VARIABLE
dc.subject POPULATION SUBGROUPS
dc.subject TRADE POLICY
dc.subject REDISTRIBUTING RESOURCES
dc.subject REDUCING POVERTY
dc.subject POVERTY GAP
dc.subject HOUSEHOLD INCOME
dc.subject URBAN AREAS
dc.subject POVERTY RATES
dc.subject RURAL
dc.subject LOW WAGES
dc.subject INCOME DISTRIBUTION
dc.subject WAGE PREMIUM
dc.subject GINI COEFFICIENT
dc.subject NATIONAL LEVEL
dc.subject HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE
dc.subject DISCRIMINATION
dc.subject WAGE GAPS
dc.subject DEVELOPING COUNTRY
dc.subject LABOR FORCE
dc.subject ANNUAL WAGES
dc.subject REDUCTION IN POVERTY
dc.subject POVERTY LEVEL
dc.subject DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
dc.subject WORLD TRADE
dc.subject UNEMPLOYED
dc.subject FAMILY MEMBER
dc.subject POLICY RESEARCH
dc.subject RURAL WAGES
dc.subject SCHOOLING
dc.subject PURCHASING POWER
dc.subject LABOR SUPPLY
dc.subject ECONOMIC GROWTH
dc.subject INEQUALITY
dc.subject EMPLOYMENT SOURCE
dc.subject GENDER DISCRIMINATION
dc.subject SIGNIFICANT EFFECT
dc.subject HOUSEHOLD WELFARE
dc.subject LABOR MARKET
dc.subject RURAL URBAN NATIONAL
dc.subject WAGE
dc.subject WAGE GAP
dc.subject DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS
dc.subject PRICE MECHANISMS
dc.subject GENDER GAP
dc.subject NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS
dc.subject NEW JOBS
dc.subject TRADE OPENNESS
dc.subject WAGE DIFFERENTIALS
dc.subject HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS
dc.subject PROGRESS
dc.subject WORKFORCE
dc.subject COST OF LABOR
dc.subject POTENTIAL CONTRIBUTION
dc.subject INCIDENCE OF POVERTY
dc.subject OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN
dc.subject POVERTY RATE
dc.subject NATIONAL POVERTY
dc.subject EARNINGS
dc.subject POVERTY REDUCTION
dc.subject MACROECONOMIC PERFORMANCE
dc.subject INTERNATIONAL TRADE
dc.subject DECOMPOSABLE POVERTY MEASURES
dc.subject ANNUAL WAGE
dc.subject DISPOSABLE INCOME
dc.subject POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER
dc.subject ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT
dc.subject INCOME
dc.subject ECONOMIC TRENDS
dc.subject EXTREME POVERTY
dc.subject FARMERS
dc.subject HIGH CONCENTRATION
dc.subject TOTAL POVERTY
dc.subject HEADCOUNT RATIO
dc.subject FORMAL EDUCATION
dc.subject RESPECT
dc.subject COUNTERFACTUAL
dc.subject TRADE LIBERALIZATION
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL SECTOR
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL POLICY
dc.subject POVERTY ALLEVIATION
dc.subject FINANCIAL SERVICES
dc.subject INDUSTRIAL SECTOR
dc.subject POVERTY INDICES
dc.subject WOMAN
dc.subject POVERTY MEASURES
dc.subject HUMAN CAPITAL
dc.subject RURAL AREAS
dc.subject FINANCIAL SUPPORT
dc.subject URBAN WORKERS
dc.subject EMPLOYMENT CREATION
dc.subject DOMESTIC MARKETS
dc.subject LEVEL OF CONFIDENCE
dc.subject ESTIMATION RESULTS
dc.subject DECLINE IN POVERTY
dc.subject HOUSEHOLD INCOMES
dc.subject PER CAPITA INCOMES
dc.subject FEMALE WORKERS
dc.subject TREATIES
dc.subject NEW JOB
dc.subject NUMBER OF WORKERS
dc.subject HOUSEHOLD SURVEY
dc.title Can Maquila Booms Reduce Poverty? Evidence from Honduras en
dc.rights.holder World Bank


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