Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/189580
Authors: 
Gasparini, Leonardo
Gutiérrez, Federico
Porto, Guido G.
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
Documento de Trabajo No. 25
Abstract: 
This paper explores the potential link between trade and labor outcomes in rural areas in Latin America by estimating cross household-survey regression models with microdata from 60 Latin American household surveys and country aggregate data. We find a significant positive association between labor outcomes in rural areas and some measures of international trade, in particular exports, trade as a share of GDP, and the price of exports. International trade has been associated with higher wages and labor income in rural areas, in particular for those workers located in the bottom quantiles of the conditional wage distribution. Instead, our results suggest that all individuals in rural areas benefit about the same due to higher export prices. Results for urban areas are rarely statistically significant.
Subjects: 
trade
wages
labor
rural
Latin America
JEL: 
F02
F16
J31
J43
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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