Labour Market Effects of Trade With LDCs in Europe

Mathias Dewatripont, André Sapir and Khalid Sekkat

in Trade and Jobs in Europe

Published in print August 1999 | ISBN: 9780198293606
Published online August 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601262 | DOI:
 Labour Market Effects of Trade With LDCs in Europe

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This chapter examines the impact of trade with less developed countries (LDCs) on long-term unemployment, wage dispersion, and the skill content of employment in northern Europe. The results did not identify any long-term problems with unemployment from LDC import penetration. Trade has at most a second-order effect on European labour markets, and this effect is dominated by technological factors.

Keywords: international trade; less developed countries; LDC; long-term unemployment; northern Europe; imports; labour markets

Chapter.  6332 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics

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