Trade Liberalization and Labor Market in Developing Countries: Theory and Evidence

32 Pages Posted: 22 Oct 2001

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Jorge Arbache

University of Brasilia - Department of Economics

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Date Written: July 2001

Abstract

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, O15

Suggested Citation

Arbache, Jorge, Trade Liberalization and Labor Market in Developing Countries: Theory and Evidence (July 2001). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=285542 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.285542

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