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Trade Liberalisation and Labor Markets in Developing Countries: Theory and Evidence

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  • Jorge Saba Arbache

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This paper presents a review of the theoretical and empirical literature on 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 wage inequality in several developing countries.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Kent in its series Studies in Economics with number 0112.

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Keywords: trade liberalization; technology; wages; employment; income distribution; developing countries;

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