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Trade liberalisation in Brazil: Creating or exporting jobs?


  • Mauricio Mesquita Moreira
  • Sheila Najberg


Using the growth accounting and factor content approaches, this article looks at the impact of trade liberalisation on the structure and level of employment in Brazil over the 1990-97 period. The results support the argument that trade liberalisation in developing countries have a negative short-term impact on employment — relatively small in Brazil's case - which tends to be outweighed, in the long run, by a more labour-intensive output mix.

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  • Mauricio Mesquita Moreira & Sheila Najberg, 2000. "Trade liberalisation in Brazil: Creating or exporting jobs?," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 36(3), pages 78-99.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jdevst:v:36:y:2000:i:3:p:78-99
    DOI: 10.1080/00220380008422629

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    1. Anne O. Krueger, 1983. "Alternative Trade Strategies and Employment," International Economic Association Series, in: Burton Weisbrod & Helen Hughes (ed.), Human Resources, Employment and Development, chapter 26, pages 387-404, Palgrave Macmillan.
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