This study evaluates the impact on poverty produced by the establishment of salmon aquaculture in rural localities of Los Lagos region in Chile in the period 1992 - 2002.
It employs an impact evaluation methodology. This study is concentrated in a period characterized by high investment in new sites and fast growth in salmon harvest and employment. At the best of our knowledge, it is the first study that intend to quantify the impact of salmon aquaculture on poverty. This study provides evidence that the development of salmon aquaculture did not have any effect on the poverty situation of families in rural localities in Los Lagos region in southern Chile.
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