Globalization of Labour Markets

Challenges, Adjustment and Policy Response in the EU and LDCs

  • Olga Memedovic
  • Arie Kuyvenhoven
  • Willem T. M. Molle

Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Olga Memedovic, Arie Kuyvenhoven, Willem T. M. Molle
      Pages 3-27
  3. Theortical Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Jagdish N. Bhagwati
      Pages 31-65
    3. Martin Wolf, Zhang Xiaoji, Adrian Wood
      Pages 66-74
    4. André Sapir, Ruth Klinov
      Pages 103-109
    5. Sartaj Aziz, Marcel F. Van Marion
      Pages 135-149
  4. Exporting Goods or Labour: the experience of LDCs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Alutwala D. V. De S. Indraratna, Morris Teubal
      Pages 172-181
    3. Patricio Meller
      Pages 183-203
    4. Karsten N. Pedersen, Alfred Tovias
      Pages 203-211
    5. Giuseppe Gesano
      Pages 227-233
  5. Policy Response

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Raymond Torres
      Pages 251-256
    3. José Antonio Ocampo
      Pages 275-279
    4. María Del Carmen Pont Vieira
      Pages 280-281
    5. Jorge M. Katz, José Miguel Benavente
      Pages 283-302
    6. Adel I. Gazarin, Ludovico Alcorta
      Pages 303-311
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 313-336

About this book


To the classical driving forces of migration such as poverty, oppression and war, yet another is being added: globalization. With the increasing economic interdependence between countries migration has become one of the important links. Many less developed countries (LDCs) accept migration of their workers to developed countries (DCs) because it reduces the pressure on unemployment, and remittances increase the capital inflow to the country. On the other hand, some of the DCs see migration as a threat to their employment and system of social security. Participants of the Second Annual Workshop of the Network EU-LDC Trade and Capital Relations gave a broad view of the problem which both DCs and LDCs are facing in connection with the globalization of labour markets. This volume consists of 10 chapters by scholars from the European Union (EU) and LDCs. Each paper is discussed in terms of its policy relevance by a policy maker as well as by an academic specializing in the field. In the opening chapter we aim to do justice to the discussion during the Workshop in Rotterdam in May 1995 at which preliminary versions of all chapters were presented. Edited versions of the interven­ tions by the policy makers and experts are included as far as possible af­ ter the chapters. The opinions expressed in this volume are those of the authors and not necessarily those of their organizations.


East Asia European Union (EU) Innovation global economy globalization integration

Editors and affiliations

  • Olga Memedovic
    • 1
  • Arie Kuyvenhoven
    • 1
    • 2
  • Willem T. M. Molle
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Netherlands Economic InstituteThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Wageningen Agricultural UniversityThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Erasmus University RotterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7857-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-6229-0
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