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Miracle for Whom?: Chilean Workers Under Free Trade

Miracle for Whom?: Chilean Workers Under Free Trade

by Janine Berg


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Miracle for Whom? offers a fresh and insightful perspective to the debate on rising income inequality in Chile, and on the broader question of how free trade affects the demand for workers in developing countries.

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ISBN-13: 9780415655590
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/01/2013
Series: New Political Economy
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Janine Berg is a Labour Economist with the International Labour Office in Geneva, Switzerland, where she conducts research on labor markets in Latin America. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the New School for Social Research in New York City.

Table of Contents

List of Tables, List of Figures, Preface, 1. Introduction, 2. Why has Inequality Increased under Globalization, 3. Working in Chile: Reform, Repression and Flexibility since 1973, 4. Foreign Competition, Corporate Strategies and Wage Suppression in the Cosmetics Industry, 5. When Moving Up the Value Chain Isn't Enough: Temporary Labor in Chile's Agroindustry, 6. Rent-Hoarding in an Open Economy: The Effects of Free Trade in Low-Skilled Chilean Workers, 7. Conclusion, Notes, Bibliography, Index

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