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Labour implications of the textiles and clothing quota phase-out

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  • Kyvik Nord°as, Hildegunn

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Examines the effects on employment and wages of the phasing out of trade quotas implemented under the World Trade Organization's Agreement on Textiles and Clothing, the Multifibre Agreement (MFA). Includes cases studies from seven developing countries, the USA and the European Union.

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Paper provided by International Labour Organization in its series ILO Working Papers with number 374452.

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Length: 59 pages
Date of creation: 2005
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Publication status: Published in Working Paper
Handle: RePEc:ilo:ilowps:374452

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Keywords: employment; wages; textile industry; clothing industry; trade agreement; quota system; import; export; developed countries; developing countries; emploi; salaire; industrie textile; industrie du vêtement; accord commercial; contingentement; importation; exportation; pays développés; pays en développement; empleo; salario; industria textil; industria del vestido; convenio comercial; sistema de contingentes; importación; exportación; países desarrollados; países en desarrollo;

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  1. Jim Levinsohn & Wendy Petropoulos, 2001. "Creative Destruction or Just Plain Destruction?: The U.S. Textile and Apparel Industries since 1972," NBER Working Papers 8348, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Aziz Elbehri & Thomas Hertel & Will Martin, 2003. "Estimating the Impact of WTO and Domestic Reforms on the Indian Cotton and Textile Sectors: a General-Equilibrium Approach," Review of Development Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 7(3), pages 343-359, 08.
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  5. Ann Harrison & Jason Scorse, 2004. "Moving Up or Moving Out? Anti-Sweatshop Activists and Labor Market Outcomes," NBER Working Papers 10492, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  6. Carolyn Evans & James Harrigan, 2005. "Tight Clothing. How the MFA Affects Asian Apparel Exports," NBER Chapters, in: International Trade in East Asia, NBER-East Asia Seminar on Economics, Volume 14, pages 367-390 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  7. Haouas, Ilham & Yagoubi, Mahmoud & Heshmati, Almas, 2003. "The Impacts of Trade Liberalization on Employment and Wages in Tunisian Industries," IZA Discussion Papers 688, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
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  1. King Dejardin, Amelita, 2009. "Gender (in)equality, globalization and governance," ILO Working Papers 432727, International Labour Organization.

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