OECD Jobs Study Working Papers

  • Discontinued
This series is designed to make available to a wider readership selected papers prepared for use in the context of the OECD Jobs Study. The principal results of this study have been published in the form of a concise synthesis report entitled: The OECD Jobs Study: Facts, Analyses, Strategies, followed by a detailed background report (in two volumes) entitled: The OECD Jobs Study: Evidence and Explanations. The working papers are generally available only in their original language - English or French - with a summary in the other.


The Impact of Trade on Labour Markets

An Analysis by Industry

This technical working paper presents the method of analysis used by the Secretariat to shed light on the possible links between foreign trade, employment and relative wages by industrial sector and type of labour.

The conclusions drawn from the study indicate, inter alia, that overall the impact of changing trade patterns on labour market conditions appears to be significant but generally small relative to other factors. The most significant relationships between trade competition and relative employment (and wages) are observed in the high-skill industries ...


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