(OPE-L) productivity and wages in Mexico and the USA

From: gerald_a_levy (gerald_a_levy@MSN.COM)
Date: Wed Jan 07 2004 - 18:59:39 EST


o  The following claims that labor productivity in export industries
    in Mexico is 80-100% of US levels while wages are 10--15%
    of US levels: http://home.alltel.net/bsundquist1/gcib.html
    (It seems, although the above doesn't indicate this, that the
    source for the statistic on productivity is Harley Shaiken,
    "Myths about Mexican Workers", 1993).

o A 1/03 World Bank Policy Research Paper (2964) by Gladys
   Lopez-Acevedo on "Wages and Productivity in Mexican Manufacturing"
   claims that the annual growth of labor productivity in Mexico is low
   compared to other 'developing countries':

In solidarity, Jerry

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