Replication data for: Endogenous Skill Acquisition and Export Manufacturing in Mexico
- Atkin, David
AbstractThis paper presents empirical evidence that the growth of export manufacturing in Mexico during a period of major trade reforms (the years 1986 to 2000) altered the distribution of education. I use variation in the timing of factory openings across commuting zones to show that school drop-out increased with local expansions in export-manufacturing industries. The magnitudes I find suggest that for every 25 jobs created, one student dropped out of school at grade 9 rather than continuing through to grade 12. These effects are driven by less-skilled export-manufacturing jobs which raised the opportunity cost of schooling for students at the margin.
Is supplement to
DOI: 10.1257/aer.20120901 (Text)
Atkin, David. “Endogenous Skill Acquisition and Export Manufacturing in Mexico.” American Economic Review 106, no. 8 (August 2016): 2046–85. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.20120901.
- ID: 10.1257/aer.20120901 (DOI)
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