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Trade and Jobs in EuropeMuch Ado About Nothing?$
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Mathias Dewatripont, André Sapir, and Khalid Sekkat

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198293606

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2004

DOI: 10.1093/0198293607.001.0001

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How Much Has LDC Trade Affected Western Job Markets?

How Much Has LDC Trade Affected Western Job Markets?

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(p.8) 1. How Much Has LDC Trade Affected Western Job Markets?
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Trade and Jobs in Europe
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Richard Freeman

Ana Revenga

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198293607.003.0002

This chapter examines the impact of trade with less developed countries (LDCs) on labour markets using a newly developed data set that links trade flows by industry and country to labour market outcomes in a sample of OECD countries from 1970 to 1992. Two extreme views are considered: that trade is the sole determinant of labour market problems and that trade has no effect on Western workers. Results failed to support either of the views.

Keywords:   international trade, labour markets, unemployment, low-skilled workers, OECD countries

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