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The Social Impacts of the Maquiladora Industry on Mexican Border Towns

  • Author(s): Molina, Frieda
  • et al.

Since 1965 the region bordering the United States and Mexico has experienced both population and economic growth. This growth and development has been attributed to the economic pol­ icy agreements between the two nations. Three programs stand out as particularly important in this process: The Bracero Pro­ gram, The Programa Nacional Fronterizo, and The Border Indus­ trialization Program. While academicians and politicians have discussed the economic consequences of these programs, they have neglected to examine the social impacts on the border populations.

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