Worker Displacement in the US/Mexico Border Region provides a comprehensive analysis of the social and economic impact of worker displacement in border communities. The contributors - experts from a variety of fields - evaluate the consequences of displacement on individuals, families and communities from various interdisciplinary perspectives. Issues that arise as a result of job displacement, such as health, training and education, are explored in-depth.
The US/Mexico border region is one of the poorest areas of the United States. As such, it is of great interest to those looking for approaches that can be adopted to help this and similar populations reduce their poverty. The book provides a rich picture of the policy challenges involved in addressing the needs of border communities. Also examined is the role of, and effects on, the US economy.
This volume will be of particular interest to students, researchers and policymakers concerned with gaining a better understanding of the health, training and education needs of the US/Mexico border population. Anyone interested in international trade, economics, labor or migration will find the interdisciplinary nature of the book appealing.
Edited by Jose A. Pagan, Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar, University of Pennsylvania and Associate Professor of Economics, The University of Texas-Pan American, US
Contents: Foreword Preface 1. Introduction 2. Labor and Demographic Challenges of the US/Mexico Border Region 3. Worker Displacement in the Texas/Mexico Border MSAs: Evidence from the Current Population Survey 4. The Economic Impact of Worker Displacement in the US/Mexico Border Region 5. The Social Costs of Worker Dislocation in a South Texas Border Environment 6. Health and Job Displacement: The Case of Garment Manufacturing Workers on the US/Mexico Border 7. Human Capital Investments and Displaced Workers in South Texas 8. A Workforce Development-Instructional Systems Design (WFD-ISD) Model for Border Displaced Workers 9. A Forecasting Model for Border Job Displacement in Texas Index