Globalization of Labour Markets: Challenges, Adjustment and Policy Response in the EU and LDCs / Edition 1

Globalization of Labour Markets: Challenges, Adjustment and Policy Response in the EU and LDCs / Edition 1

by Olga Memedovic
     
 

ISBN-10: 0792399862

ISBN-13: 9780792399865

Pub. Date: 09/30/1997

Publisher: Springer US

To the classical driving forces of migration such as poverty, oppression and war, yet another is being added: globalization. The trend toward globalization has created new opportunities for trade and investment. These have had positive implications for economic growth and living standards. However, they also confront developed and less developed countries (LCDs

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Overview

To the classical driving forces of migration such as poverty, oppression and war, yet another is being added: globalization. The trend toward globalization has created new opportunities for trade and investment. These have had positive implications for economic growth and living standards. However, they also confront developed and less developed countries (LCDs) with difficult policy choices. Developed Countries (DCs) have to find a compromise between competitiveness and high labour costs, and between trade liberalization and immigration controls. LCDs have to decide whether to export labour or goods, and to accept foreign resources for development rather than migration. While, in the literature, the impact of globalization has been largely studied from specialist perspectives, this volume offers a comprehensive view of the issue.
In Globalization of Labour Markets: Challenges, Adjustment and Policy Response in the European Union and Less Developed Countries international experts:

• Explain the welfare implications of export of goods and labour from LCDs to the DCs from the perspective of both international and labour economics;
• Shed light on the possible relationship between foreign direct investment and migration;
• Offer a better understanding of the experiences of Asian, Latin American and African countries with exporting goods or labour; and
• Discuss the different policy responses to the globalization of labour markets in the European Union, East and South-East Asia and Latin America, while being aware of inter-country variations within these regions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792399865
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
09/30/1997
Series:
Ettore Majorana International Science Series, #13
Edition description:
1998
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures. List of Tables. Preface. Forword; B.S.M. Berendsen. Part One: Overview. 1. Introduction and Summary; O. Memedovic, et al. Part Two: Theoretical Issues. 2. Trade and Wages: A Malign Relationship? J.N. Bhagwati. 3. Looking South and East: Labour Market Implications of Migration in Europe and LDCs; T. Bauer, K.F. Zimmermann. 4. Locational Innovation in LDC Investment and Its Implications for Migration: Foreign Direct Investment in and by LDCs; S. Page. Part Three: Exporting Goods or Labour. 5. Exporting Goods or Labour: Experiences of East, South and South-East Asia; F.A. Alburo. 6. Trade and Employment in Latin America; P. Meller. 7. Exporting Goods or Labour: The Experience of North and Sub-Saharan Africa; F.O. Fajana. Part Four: Policy Response. 8. Labour in the Global Economy: Challenges, Adjustment and Policy Response in the EU; G. van Liemt. 9. Labour Market Integration and Policy Response in East and South-East Asia; S. Chirathivat. 10. Technological Progress, Innovation and Employment in Latin America: the 1990s; J. Katz, J.M. Benavente. Index.

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