publication . Preprint . Book . 1998

Small manufacturing plants, pollution, and poverty : new evidence from Brazil and Mexico

Susmita Dasgupta; David Wheeler; Robert Lucas;
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  • Published: 31 Dec 1998
Abstract
The authors use new data from Brazil and Mexico to analyze relationships linking economic development, the size distribution of manufacturing plants, and exposure to industrial pollution. For lack of data, prior work in this field has been limited largely to water pollution and medium-size plants. This study examines air pollution and encompasses small plants (with 1 to 20 employees) as well as medium-size and large plants. Four main questions are addressed (with answers from plant-level data): a) Are small plants more pollution-intensive than large facilities? Clearly, yes. b) Are there proportionately more small plants in low-income regions? The answer is yes,...
Subjects
free text keywords: Water and Industry,Environmental Economics&Policies,Sanitation and Sewerage,Public Health Promotion,Health Monitoring&Evaluation,Environmental Economics&Policies,Water and Industry,Health Monitoring&Evaluation,Sanitation and Sewerage,TF030632-DANISH CTF - FY05 (DAC PART COUNTRIES GNP PER CAPITA BELOW USD 2,500/AL, Urbanization, Negative relationship, Agricultural economics, Per capita income, Industrial production, Economic growth, Economics, Poverty, Particulate pollution, Clean technology, business.industry, business, Pollution, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common
Related Organizations

Banerji,Ranadev,1978,"AverageSizeof Plantsin Manufacturingand CapitalIntensity,"Journal of DevelopmentEconomics,5, 155-166.

BeckermanW,., 1995,SmallIs Stupid: BlowingtheWhistleon the Green(London:Duckworth Press).

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publication . Preprint . Book . 1998

Small manufacturing plants, pollution, and poverty : new evidence from Brazil and Mexico

Susmita Dasgupta; David Wheeler; Robert Lucas;