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The Resource North-South trade, employment, and inequality : changing fortunes in a skill-driven world, Adrian Wood

North-South trade, employment, and inequality : changing fortunes in a skill-driven world, Adrian Wood

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North-South trade, employment, and inequality : changing fortunes in a skill-driven world
Title
North-South trade, employment, and inequality
Title remainder
changing fortunes in a skill-driven world
Statement of responsibility
Adrian Wood
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Drawing on three fields of economics (international, labour, and development) this study shows that expansion of North-South trade in manufactures has had a far greater impact on labour markets than earlier work suggested. In the South, unskilled workers have benefited most from this trade, but in the North the gains have been concentrated on skilled labour, while unskilled workers have suffered falling wages and rising unemployment. This decline in the economic position of unskilled workers has increased inequality, and aggravated crime and other forms of social corrosion, on both sides of the Atlantic
  • The failure of Northern governments to recognise that trade with the South has these adverse side-effects, and to take appropriate counter-measures, has fuelled the rise of protectionism - the worst possible response, which slows economic progress in both regions. The best solution for the longer term in the North is more investment in education, to raise the supply of skilled labour. However, the benefits of this investment will emerge only slowly. During the next one or two decades, Professor Wood argues, other measures are also urgently needed to boost the demand for, and incomes of, unskilled workers
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1946-
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Wood, Adrian
Dewey number
331.12/09172/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HD5852
  • HF1379
LC item number
  • .W65 1994
  • .W64 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
IDS development studies series
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  • Labor market
  • Labor market
  • Income distribution
  • Unemployment
  • International division of labor
  • International trade
  • Developing countries
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North-South trade, employment, and inequality : changing fortunes in a skill-driven world, Adrian Wood
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 471-491) and index
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1. Summary and Conclusions. 2. Theoretical Framework -- pt. A. Patterns and Magnitudes. 3. Evidence from Previous Studies. 4. Factor Content of Noncompeting Trade -- pt. B. Causes and Consequences. 5. Trade Shifts and Sectoral Side-Effects. 6. Skill Differentials and Inequality in the South. 7. Skill Differentials and Inequality in the North. 8. Unemployment in the North -- pt. C. Prospects and Policies. 9. Past and Future. 10. Policy Options for the North -- App. A1: Cost Breakdown and Factor Prices -- App. A2: Changes in Relative Sectoral Skill Intensities -- App. A3: Returns to Education and Experience -- App. A4: Occupational Relativities -- App. A5: Wage Dispersion and Income Inequality
Control code
ocm28710862
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 505 pages
Isbn
9780198290155
Lccn
93030541
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) i9780198283522
  • (OCoLC)28710862
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North-South trade, employment, and inequality : changing fortunes in a skill-driven world, Adrian Wood
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 471-491) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Summary and Conclusions. 2. Theoretical Framework -- pt. A. Patterns and Magnitudes. 3. Evidence from Previous Studies. 4. Factor Content of Noncompeting Trade -- pt. B. Causes and Consequences. 5. Trade Shifts and Sectoral Side-Effects. 6. Skill Differentials and Inequality in the South. 7. Skill Differentials and Inequality in the North. 8. Unemployment in the North -- pt. C. Prospects and Policies. 9. Past and Future. 10. Policy Options for the North -- App. A1: Cost Breakdown and Factor Prices -- App. A2: Changes in Relative Sectoral Skill Intensities -- App. A3: Returns to Education and Experience -- App. A4: Occupational Relativities -- App. A5: Wage Dispersion and Income Inequality
Control code
ocm28710862
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 505 pages
Isbn
9780198290155
Lccn
93030541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780198283522
  • (OCoLC)28710862

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