Globalization, Employment and Income Distribution in Developing Countries

Hardcover | August 4, 2006

EditorE. Lee

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This book examines the impact of globalization on employment, income distribution and poverty reduction in developing countries using the five country studies of Ghana, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Nepal and Vietnam. Market failures, possible displacement of previously sheltered economic activities, disparities in the initial levels of human capital and technological transfer associated with skill biased technological change may imply both an increasing within-country income inequality and an uneven process of job creation and poverty alleviation. This evidence paves the way for targeted economic and social policies both at national and international levels.

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This book examines the impact of globalization on employment, income distribution and poverty reduction in developing countries using the five country studies of Ghana, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Nepal and Vietnam. Market failures, possible displacement of previously sheltered economic activities, disparities in the initial levels of human c...

EDDY LEE is Economic Adviser at the International Institute of Labour Studies, ILO, Geneva, Switzerland. He was previously Director of International Policies and principal author of key ILO publications such as the World Employment Reports. He has a BPhil and DPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford and has published widely in...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:253 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:August 4, 2006Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023000783X

ISBN - 13:9780230007833

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Introduction--E.Lee & M.Vivarelli * Morocco--L.Achy & K.Sekkat * Ghana--E.Aryeetey * Vietnam--P.T.Ha, P.L.Huong & N.T.K.Dzung * Kazakhstan--K.Mynbaev, S.Eicher, S.Khakimzhanov & A.Islyami * Nepal--P.P.Timilsina, M.D.Bhattarai & R.C.Bhattarai