Skip to main content
Available in EnglishEspañol

The manufacturing industry in Mexico: a history of production without distribution

Publication cover

The manufacturing industry in Mexico: a history of production without distribution

Author: Osorio Novela, Germán - Mungaray Lagarda, Alejandro - Jiménez López, Edison Physical Description: p. 133-146; grafs., tabls. Date: August 2020 ECLAC symbol: LC/PUB.2020/9-P/Rev.1

Description

This paper analyses the historical performance of the Mexican manufacturing industry based on the strategies that began to be adopted in the 1960s. It examines in particular the relationship between the productive increases driven by the opening of the market and the levels of economic well-being observed among people involved in this sector. The results of a sequential analysis of historical trends and estimates of production functions and distribution mechanisms suggest that the productive success of the manufacturing industry has only served to boost the economic well-being of companies and their owners, but not that of their employees or the wider community.