Working for the Future : Female Factory Work and Child Health in Mexico

  title={Working for the Future : Female Factory Work and Child Health in Mexico},
  author={David Atkin},
In this paper, I show that the women induced to work in export manufacturing by the opening of a new factory nearby have signi…cantly taller children. This increased child height does not come through higher household income alone, with these women reporting stronger bargaining power within their households. Since women who choose to work in factories may be quite di¤erent from those who do not, I require an instrument that increases the probability of working in a factory but does not a¤ect… CONTINUE READING
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