Assuring development gains and poverty reduction from trade : the labour mobility and skills trade dimension /

This paper attempts to provide a comprehensive picture of the impact on trade, development and poverty reduction brought about by global labor movement and integration. It addresses how temporary labor mobility can be better managed to contribute to improving people's livelihood and welfare pro...

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Main Author: Puri, Lakshmi.
Corporate Author: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
Format: Government Document eBook
Published: New York : United Nations, 2008.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Push-pull factors ; Barriers to labour mobility ; Labour integration, definition and dilemmas
  • State of play: Socio-economic benefits and costs of labour integration ; Benefits and costs, sending country ; Benefits and costs, receiving country
  • Regulating the movement of workers to achieve a globally acceptable solution : trade possibilities that would allow for different levels of labour integration: Multilateral framework : Mode 4 of the GATS ; Bilateral labour agreements/preferential trading arrangements
  • Summary and policy recommendations.