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Segmentation of Skills and Social Polarization In Tijuana’s Assembly Plant Industry


Since the mid-eighties, the northern Mexican frontier municipalities have been experiencing a large growth in electronic, auto part and other plants through the investment of the capital from the U.S. and Asia, particularly Japan. It is now clear that cities as Tijuana need to re-evaluate the limitations that the maquiladoras present nowadays with regards to both educational and the social costs.

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