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The impact of the Fairmined Certification on the well-being of small-scale miners: Evidence from Colombia and Peru

In this study, we estimate the impact of the Fairmined certification scheme on the well-being of participating artisanal and small-scale gold miners in Colombia and Peru. First, we collected information through phone surveys of certified and non-certified miners. Second, we constructed a well-being index that covers multiple dimensions of well-being, including material and subjective measures. Third, through linear regression techniques and propensity score matching, we compared certified miners (treatment group) to non-certified ones (control group). The results indicate that, on average, Fairmined certified miners enjoy higher well-being scores than those who do not belong to a certified mining organization.

Additional Info

Author(s)
Natalia Uribe Martez, Jim Sanchez Gonzalez, Lorenzo Pellegrini
Publication Year
2021
Language
English
Data Source Classification
Academic Study
Thematic Tags
Political, Certification
Minerals
Gold
Region
Latin America & Caribbean
Country
Colombia, Peru
Last Updated
April 26, 2024