Who Benefits from Export-Led Growth? Evidence from Madagascar's Textile and Apparel Industry Nicita, Alessandro 2012-03-30T07:29:51Z 2012-03-30T07:29:51Z 2008
dc.description.abstract Fuelled by low labour costs and preferential trade agreements, exports of textile products originating from Sub-Saharan countries have grown dramatically in the last decades. This paper analyses some of the implications that export growth in the textile and apparel sector have for social welfare and poverty reduction in Madagascar. The paper proposes a simulation exercise utilising household level data and a methodology that combines the wage premium literature with matching methods. The results point to a large variation in the distribution of the benefits from export growth, with skilled workers and urban areas benefiting most. From a gender perspective, women are found to benefit substantially less than men. Although total welfare effects are significant, the benefits are largely reaped by non-poor households. From a poverty perspective, export-led growth in the textile and apparel sector is expected to have only a small effect on overall poverty. en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of African Economies
dc.identifier.issn 09638024
dc.language.iso EN
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject Country and Industry Studies of Trade F140
dc.subject Other Consumer Nondurables L670
dc.subject International Linkages to Development
dc.subject Role of International Organizations O190
dc.title Who Benefits from Export-Led Growth? Evidence from Madagascar's Textile and Apparel Industry en
dc.title.alternative Journal of African Economies en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.type Article de journal fr
dc.type Artículo de revista es
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.doctype Journal Article
okr.externalcontent External Content
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum 1335
okr.journal.nbpages 465-489
okr.language.supported en
okr.peerreview Academic Peer Review Madagascar
okr.volume 17