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External Liberalization, Economic Performance and Social Policy

Lance Taylor (ed.)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195145465
eISBN:
9780199783960
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195145465.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Reports on the effects of the fundamental economic policy shift in transition and developing countries after the mid‐1980s. Since that time, the “external liberalization” of international trade and ... More


The Race between Technology and Education: The Textbook Model

A. B. Atkinson

in The Changing Distribution of Earnings in OECD Countries

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199532438
eISBN:
9780191714559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532438.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, International

This chapter uses the textbook model of supply and demand of labour to discuss the race between technology and education and its impact on wages. It is shown that with a specified set of dynamics, ... More


The Role of Globalization in the Within-Industry Shift Away from Unskilled Workers in France

Vanessa Strauss-Kahn

in Challenges to Globalization: Analyzing the Economics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226036151
eISBN:
9780226036557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226036557.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Increased trade (or potential trade) with developing countries is often blamed for the depression of unskilled wages and employment in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) ... More


Of Horses and Riders

Neve Gordon

in Israel's Occupation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255302
eISBN:
9780520942363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255302.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines more closely the economic field as a way to begin explaining some of the changes that have transpired in the Occupied Territories (OT). The assumption is that the policies in ... More


An Endogenous Technology Framework

Francesco Caselli

in Technology Differences over Space and Time

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691146027
eISBN:
9781400883608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146027.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter presents an endogenous technology framework capable of rationalizing the finding that technology differences are biased toward skilled labor, reproducible capital, and labor. In this ... More


Trade, Poverty, Inequality, and Gender

Francisco L. Rivera-Batíz

in Handbook of Trade Policy for Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199680405
eISBN:
9780191760266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680405.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Francisco Rivera-Batìz examines the impact of international trade on poverty and income distribution. He analyses the leading theories on the connections involving trade, poverty, and inequality and ... More


Skilled and Unskilled Labor

Francesco Caselli

in Technology Differences over Space and Time

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691146027
eISBN:
9781400883608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146027.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines how skilled and unskilled labor vary across countries by taking into account the wage rate for skilled labor and the wage rate for unskilled labor, based on the assumption that ... More


Enter the state, 1940–1946

in Demography, State and Society: Irish Migration to Britain, 1921–1971

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237358
eISBN:
9781846317651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317651.005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter, which discusses Irish migration during 1940–6, shows that the Irish state became closely concerned in the regulation of migration. Within the Irish political and administrative élite, a ... More


Men at Work

Emma Griffin

in Liberty's Dawn: A People's History of the Industrial Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300151800
eISBN:
9780300194814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300151800.003.0002
Subject:
History, Economic History

The industrial revolution is believed to have destroyed older, more benign, working patterns in Britain. In his book Condition of the Working Class in England, Friedrich Engels offers an unflattering ... More


Introduction and Preliminaries

Francesco Caselli

in Technology Differences over Space and Time

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691146027
eISBN:
9781400883608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146027.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book examines how the mode of production, or production technology, varies systematically across countries, depending on their endowments of different factors of production. Using aggregate ... More


Capital and Labor

Francesco Caselli

in Technology Differences over Space and Time

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691146027
eISBN:
9781400883608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146027.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the efficiency with which the aggregate labor input and, respectively, the aggregate capital input are used in production. To this end, it uses an equation that takes into ... More


Conclusions

Francesco Caselli

in Technology Differences over Space and Time

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691146027
eISBN:
9781400883608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146027.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter concludes that the book has presented evidence showing that technology and technical change are more flexible than generally allowed. The efficiency of different factors changes across ... More


An Impoverished Workforce Driven to Vagrancy

Jan Breman

in On Pauperism in Present and Past

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199464814
eISBN:
9780199086481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199464814.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The fifth chapter focuses on the details of the migration—the coming and going of the footloose and dissipated army of labouring persons. The account in this chapter reflects the tortured journeys ... More


Population Imbalance and Immigration as a Public Policy Problem in the United Arab Emirates

Ahmed Mustafa Elhussein Mansour

in Adjusting to a World in Motion: Trends in Global Migration and Migration Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190211394
eISBN:
9780190270100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190211394.003.0014
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The objective of this chapter is twofold. First, the chapter explains the factors that have led to the present population imbalance in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In 2014, just 12 percent of the ... More


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