Trade Liberalization and Labor Market in Developing Countries: Theory and Evidence
BNDES - Brazilian Development Bank; University of Brasilia - Department of Economics
ECONOMIC GROWTH, INEQUALITY AND MIGRATION: NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES, A. Levy J.R. Faria, EDS., Cheltenham, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., Forthcoming, 2001
The aim of this paper is to present a review of the theoretical and empirical literature about the effects of trade liberalization on the labor markets of developing countries. We discuss models which seek to explain the empirical finding that openness has increased the wage inequality in several developing countries.
Keywords: trade liberalization, technology, wages, employment, income distribution, developing countries
JEL Classification: J3, J6, F16, D33, O15Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: November 15, 2001
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