Title

Does Educational Attainment Reduce Agricultural Day Laborer Injuries in Mexico?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Publication Title

Ensayos Revista de Economía

Volume Number

33

Issue Number

2

Abstract

Agricultural work is an inherently dangerous job with the risk of injury considered part of a worker’s compensation. We focus on the determinants of an agricultural day laborer (jornalero) having experienced an injury while working. The policy variable of interest is the worker’s level of educational attainment as workers with a higher level may be better able to understand how equipment works and safety warnings. Controlling for other factors, we find that at the variable means, a jornalero with an additional year of education has a 7.7 percent lower probability of having experienced an accident.

ISSN

2448-8402

First Page

59

Last Page

76

Link Out URL

https://ideas.repec.org/a/ere/journl/vxxxiiiy2014i2p59-76.html

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