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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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Trade With Emerging Countries and the Labour Market: The French Case

Trade With Emerging Countries and the Labour Market: The French Case

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(p.113) 6. Trade With Emerging Countries and the Labour Market: The French Case
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Trade and Jobs in Europe
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O. Cortes

S. Jean

J. Pisani‐Ferry

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198293607.003.0007

This chapter examines the effects of international trade on the French labour market. Between 1977 and 1993, trade with countries with GDP per capita less than that of France resulted in job losses of around 350,000, mostly low-skilled workers. However, this loss was mainly due to changes in trade balance rather than the factor content of trade. Trade affected the productive efficiency of industries and the average skill of their labour demand. These effects were not specific to trade with developing countries.

Keywords:   international trade, labour market, France, low-skilled workers, labour demand

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