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

O. Cortes, S. Jean and J. Pisani‐Ferry

in Trade and Jobs in Europe

Published in print August 1999 | ISBN: 9780198293606
Published online August 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601262 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198293607.003.0007
 Trade With Emerging Countries and the Labour Market: The French Case

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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

Chapter.  10962 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics

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