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Does free trade promote income equality? the experience of structural adjustment in Mexico by Diana AlarcГіn GonzГЎlez

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Published by Fraser Institute in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada .
Written in English


  • Income distribution -- Mexico.,
  • Structural adjustment (Economic policy) -- Mexico.,
  • Free trade -- Mexico.,
  • Mexico -- Commercial policy.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesNorth America 20/20 project.
StatementDiana Alarcón-González.
SeriesStudies on the economic future of North America
LC ClassificationsHC140.I5 A53 1992
The Physical Object
Pagination19, [2] p. ;
Number of Pages19
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16485744M

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