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The Causes and Consequences of Changing Income Inequality: W(h)ither the Debate?

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  • Blanchflower, D.
  • Slaughter, M.

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The paper attempts to synthesize the research to date on the contribution of international trade to rising income inequality in the US and to other labour-market developments in other countries. Our basic conclusion is that despite using very different methodologies, on balance most labour and trade economists have arrived at the same broad conclusion that trade has contributed only A RELATIVELY SMALL SHARE OF RISING US INCOME INEQUALITY ACROSS SKILL GROUPS.

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Paper provided by Centre for Economic Performance & Institute of Economics in its series Papers with number 27.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:fth:cepies:27

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Keywords: TRADE ; LABOUR MARKET ; INCOME;

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  1. Ajit Singh, 2004. "Labour Standards and the 'Race to the Bottom': Rethinking Globalization and Workers' Rights from Developmental and Solidaristic Perspectives," Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Oxford University Press, vol. 20(1), pages 85-104, Spring.
  2. A Singh, 2001. "Income Inequality in Advanced Economies: A Critical Examination of the Trade and Technology Theories and an Alternative Perspective," ESRC Centre for Business Research - Working Papers wp219, ESRC Centre for Business Research.
  3. John Roberts & Paul Sanderson & John Hendry & Richard Barker, 2004. "Responsible ownership, shareholder value and the new shareholder activism," ESRC Centre for Business Research - Working Papers wp297, ESRC Centre for Business Research.
  4. Argandoña, Antonio, 2002. "Ethical challenges of the new economy: An agenda of issues," IESE Research Papers D/463, IESE Business School.
  5. Argandoña, Antonio, 2001. "Nueva economía y el crecimiento económico, La," IESE Research Papers D/437, IESE Business School.
  6. G. Reza Arabsheibani & Alan Marin, 2006. "If not computers then what? Returns to computer use in the UK revisited," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 38(21), pages 2461-2467.
  7. Sunde, Uwe, 2001. "Human Capital Accumulation, Education and Earnings Inequality," IZA Discussion Papers 310, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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