Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/36168
Authors: 
Arias, Javier
Azuara, Oliver
Bernal, Pedro
Heckman, James Joseph
Villarreal, Cajeme
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 4740
Abstract: 
This paper discusses the problems facing the Mexican economy. It operates under a heavy burden of monopoly and regulation. We focus on two issues that should receive more attention in discussions of Mexican policy. (1) The family is under stress in Mexico and this retards the growth of skills of workforce. (2) The informal sector is large, mostly due to the heavy burden of monopoly and regulation. We find little evidence that the introduction of social protection programs for workers outside the formal sector have promoted the growth of the informal sector.
Subjects: 
Mexico
family policy
informality
regulation
JEL: 
J13
L51
O17
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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