Income and Consumption Inequality in Post-Reform Mexico

  title={Income and Consumption Inequality in Post-Reform Mexico},
  author={Jim Airola and Chinhui Juhn},
  • Jim Airola, Chinhui Juhn
  • Published 2001
Using the Mexican Household Income and Expenditure Survey (ENIGH) covering 1984-1998 We analyze income and consumption inequality in Mexico in the aftermath of reforms and opening to international trade. While we find that overall wage inequality and education premiums increased during the period, we find little evidence that relative demand for skilled workers increased in Mexico similar to the developed nations. We conclude that much of the changes in the first decade of the data, 1984-1994… CONTINUE READING

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