This publication, entitled the CEPAL Review, is covered in the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), published by Thomson ISI, and in the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL), published by the American Economic Association

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Revista CEPAL

OSVALDO SUNKEL
Chairman of the Editorial Council

ANDRÉ HOFMAN
Director

MIGUEL TORRES
Technical Editor

Commercial bank financing for micro-enterprises and SMEs in Mexico
Ramón Padilla-Pérez and Rodrigo Fenton Ontañon

A modelling framework for assessing the economic impact of climate change in the Caribbean
Roberto Roson

Inequality in education in Costa Rica: The gap between students in public and private schools. An analysis of the results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)
Andrés Fernández A. and Roberto Del Valle A.

Motherhood wage penalties and labour market segmentation: Evidence from Argentina
María del Pilar Casal and Bradford L. Barham

Gender differences in workplace choices under crisis conditions
Lilia Domínguez V. and Flor Brown G.

The structural heterogeneity of family farming in Brazil
José Eustáquio Ribeiro Vieira Filho

Chile: Port congestion and efficient rationing in cargo transfer operations
Claudio A. Agostini and Eduardo H. Saavedra

The performance of transnational corporations: Evidence for the manufacturing industry in Chile
Sebastián Vergara M.

An assessment of the dynamics between the permanent and transitory components of Mexico's output and unemployment
Alejandro Islas C. and Willy W. Cortez

An empirical analysis of technology absorption capacity of the Brazilian industry
Pablo Felipe Bittencourt and Ricardo Giglio


Explanatory notes
The following symbols are used in tables in the Review:
3 puntos
Three dots indicate that data are not available or are not separately reported.
Guion
A dash indicates that the amount is nil or negligible.
blank
A blank space in a table means that the item in question is not applicable.
Guion
A minus sign indicates a deficit or decrease, unless otherwise specifi ed.
coma
A point is used to indicate decimals.
slash
A slash indicates a crop year or fiscal year; e.g., 2006/2007.
Raya
Use of a hyphen between years (e.g., 2006-2007) indicates reference to the complete period considered, including the beginning and end years.
The word "tons" means metric tons and the word "dollars" means United States dollars, unless otherwise stated. References to annual rates of growth or variation signify compound annual rates. Individual fi gures and percentages in tables do not necessarily add up to the corresponding totals because of rounding.
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