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Trade and Jobs in Europe: Much Ado About Nothing?

Mathias Dewatripont, André Sapir, and Khalid Sekkat


This book explores the impact of trade with less developed countries (LDCs) on employment in Europe. It supports the view that trade with LDCs has had limited impact on the labour market. Among its main findings are that trade with LDCs would be less harmful for Europe than for the USA, that the inequality problem in Europe is not wage inequality but the widespread unemployment of unskilled workers, and that technology has contributed to unemployment. The book has nine chapters. The first seven examine the impact of LDC trade on the European labour market; the final two address the social clau ... More

Keywords: international trade, unemployment, European labour market, less developed countries, LDC, inequality, social clause

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Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198293606
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2004 DOI:10.1093/0198293607.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mathias Dewatripont, editor

André Sapir, editor
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Khalid Sekkat, editor
all at the Université Libre de Bruxelles
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