Maquiladoras

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Maquiladoras

Instructor: Robin Grier, University of Oklahoma

A maquiladora is a Mexican plant that imports inputs from the US, processes them in a way that adds value, and then exports the finished goods back to the US.

A maquiladora is a Mexican plant that imports inputs from the US, processes them in a way that adds value, and then exports the finished goods back to the US. Between 1980 and 1995, the number of maquiladoras increased from 539 to more than 2000. 776,000 people, or approximately 20% of Mexico's labor force, was employed by those plants. But how has NAFTA, which was enacted in 1994, affected maquiladoras? This video takes a look at data from an article titled "The Rise of Maquiladoras" by Joshua Cohen.

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