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World inequality, globalisation, technology and labour market institutions

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dc.contributor.author Cuyvers, Ludo
dc.contributor.author Dumont, Michel
dc.contributor.author Stojanovska, Nikolina
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-19T09:28:06Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-19T09:28:06Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Dumont, M. et al. 2011. World inequality, globalisation, technology and labour market institutions. International journal of manpower, 32(3):257-272. [http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=0143-7720] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0143-7720
dc.identifier.issn 1758-6577 (Online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/7528
dc.description Special Issue: The labour market consequences of globalisation and regionalisation en_US
dc.description.abstract Purpose – The paper aims to assess to what extent the general trends with regard to world inequality can be explained by rising international economic integration, technological change and (labour market) institutions. Design/methodology/approach – Based on the existing literature, the stylized facts on inequality between and within nations, globalisation and technological change are reviewed, after which the empirical evidence of the impact of international trade and poverty in developing countries is discussed. Findings – The paper argues that despite substantial theoretical and empirical contributions, so far no straightforward conclusions are warranted. However, historical evidence suggests that, from a policy perspective, the rise in inequality – witnessed in a large number of developing as well as developed countries – ought to be acknowledged and tackled to avoid a possible backlash against globalisation. The inconclusiveness that empirical work on inequality and its determinants offers, might be explained by substantial differences across countries in their institutional framework. Originality/value – The importance of interactions between institutions, technology and globalisation and their impact on world inequality is still not very well understood. The paper is an appeal for investigating more these interactions. en_US
dc.description.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/01437721111136750
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Emerald Group Publishing en_US
dc.subject Economic integration en_US
dc.subject labour market en_US
dc.subject technological change en_US
dc.subject technology en_US
dc.subject world inequality en_US
dc.title World inequality, globalisation, technology and labour market institutions en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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