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

Posted: 15 Nov 2001

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Jorge Arbache

Development Bank of Latin America - CAF

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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. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=290248

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