Understanding Globalization, Employment And Poverty Reduction

Overview

Do accelerating trade and foreign direct investment—experimented by most developing countries in the 1990s—imply a positive, negative, or neutral impact in terms of employment, income inequality and poverty alleviation? This book provides some empirically-tested answers to this question using an open-minded, unconventional economic approach and deriving original policy implications.

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Overview

Do accelerating trade and foreign direct investment—experimented by most developing countries in the 1990s—imply a positive, negative, or neutral impact in terms of employment, income inequality and poverty alleviation? This book provides some empirically-tested answers to this question using an open-minded, unconventional economic approach and deriving original policy implications.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403941497
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/1/2005
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

Eddy Lee is Director of the International Policy Group at the International Labour Office in Geneva, Switzerland. He is author of The Asian Financial Crisis: The Challenge for Social Policy.

Marco Vivarelli is Professor of Economics at the Catholic University of Piacenza in Italy and Senior Research Economist at the International Labour Office in Geneva, Switzerland. He is author of the book The Economics of Technology and Employment as well as a number of articles which have been published in international journals.

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Table of Contents

PART I: THE FRAMEWORK
• Introduction—E.Lee & M.Vivarelli
• External Liberalization in Asia, Post-Socialist Europe and Brazil—L.Taylor
• Comments; R.Torres
• Globalization, Skill-Biased Technological Change and Labour Demand—E.Berman & S.Machin
• Comments—M.Vivarelli
• PART II: EMPLOYMENT
• The Employment Impact of Globalization in Developing Countries—S.Lall
• Comments—M.Piva
• The Developing Countries' Labour Demand in a Decade of Globalization: A Statistical Insight—J.B.Gros
• Comments—M.Piva
• Trade, FDI and Employment: Some Empirical Evidence—V.Spiezia
• Comments—S.Lall
• PART III: INCOME DISTRIBUTION AND POVERTY
• Trade Liberalization, FDI and Income Inequality—G.A.Cornia
• Comments—S.Reddy
• Globalization, Skills and Within Country Income Inequality in Developing Countries—M.Vivarelli
• Comments—G.A.Cornia
• Does Globalization Reduce Poverty? Some Empirical Evidence for the Developing Countries—E.Santarelli & P.Figini
• Comments—L.Campiglio
• PART IV: POLICY IMPLICATIONS AND CONCLUSIONS
• Globalization, Labour Markets and Social Outcomes in Developing Countries—S.Reddy
• The Social Impact of Globalization: The Scope for National Policies—A.Fosu
• International Strategy for Decent Work—J.Langmore
• Conclusions—E.Lee & M.Vivarelli

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