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Exports to Jobs : Boosting the Gains from Trade in South Asia (English)

South Asia’s economy has grown rapidly, and the region has made a significant reduction in poverty. However, the available jobs for the growing working population remain limited. ... See More +

Publication 134845 FEB 24, 2019

Artuc,Erhan; Lopez-Acevedo,Gladys C.; Robertson,Raymond; Samaan,Daniel Disclosed

Better neighbors : toward a renewal of economic integration in Latin America (English)

In a clear break from its past, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), particularly South America, experienced a growth spurt with equity during the first decade of the 21st century. ... See More +

Publication 113852 MAR 01, 2017

Bown,Chad P.; Lederman,Daniel; Pienknagura,Samuel Jaime; Robertson,Raymond Disclosed

Globalization and the gender earnings gap : evidence from Sri Lanka and Cambodia (English)

Disasters in Bangladesh and protests elsewhere have created an intense debate about the value, particularly to women, of apparel employment in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7930 DEC 27, 2016

Savchenko,Yevgeniya; Lopez-Acevedo,Gladys C.; Robertson,Raymond Disclosed

Extended version of the industry case study done for : South Asia’s turn - Policies to boost competitiveness and create the next export powerhouse (English)

Apparel is the largest labor-intensive manufacturing industry in South Asia, and is a major employer of women. Although South Asia’s apparel sector benefits from many of the same favorable conditions as East Asia’s, performance in South Asian apparel remains well below that of East Asia. ... See More +

Working Paper 108829 OCT 05, 2016

Lopez-Acevedo,Gladys C.; Robertson,Raymond Disclosed

Economic integration across Latin America : evidence from labor markets, 1990-2013 (English)

Combining macroeconomic and microeconomic data and three indicators of international market integration, this paper assesses the degree to which Latin American labor markets are integrated. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7847 OCT 03, 2016

Lederman,Daniel; Robertson,Raymond Disclosed

Stitches to riches? : apparel employment, trade, and economic development in South Asia (English)

South Asia must create good-quality jobs for a rapidly expanding young population and bring more women into the labor force. The apparel sector in South Asia is labor intensive, employs more women on average than other manufacturing sectors, and provides jobs that allow for the acquisition of skills. ... See More +

Publication 104271 MAR 23, 2016

Lopez-Acevedo,Gladys C.; Robertson,Raymond Disclosed

Tracking wage inequality trends with prices and different trade models : evidence from Mexico (English)

Mexican wage inequality rose following Mexico's accession to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade/World Trade Organization in 1986. Since the mid-1990s, however, wage inequality has been falling. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7471 NOV 03, 2015

Halliday,Timothy; Lederman,Daniel; Robertson,Raymond Disclosed

Sewing success? : employment, wages, and poverty following the end of the multi-fibre arrangement (Chinese)

The global textile and apparel sector is critically important as an early phase in industrialization for many developing countries and as a provider of employment opportunities to thousands of low-income workers, many of them women. ... See More +

Publication 67524 JAN 21, 2014

Lopez-Acevedo,Gladys C.; Robertson,Raymond English Disclosed

What drives short-run labor market volatility in offshoring industries ? evidence from northern Mexico during 2007-2009 (English)

Recent research shows that employment in Mexico's offshoring maquiladora industries is twice as volatile as employment in their U.S. industry counterparts. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6268 NOV 01, 2012

Kaplan, David S.; Lederman, Daniel; Robertson, Raymond Disclosed

The promise and peril of post-MFA apparel production (English)

For anyone concerned about the effects of globalization on poverty in developing countries, the apparel sector in general and the end of the Multi-Fibre Arrangement (MFA) and the Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC) in particular are key areas of interest. ... See More +

Brief 69899 MAY 01, 2012

Lopez-Acevedo, Gladys; Robertson, Raymond Disclosed

Sewing success? : employment, wages, and poverty following the end of the multi-fibre arrangement (English)

The global textile and apparel sector is critically important as an early phase in industrialization for many developing countries and as a provider of employment opportunities to thousands of low-income workers, many of them women. ... See More +

Publication 67524 JAN 01, 2012

Lopez-Acevedo,Gladys C.; Robertson,Raymond Chinese Disclosed

Globalization, wages, and the quality of jobs : five country studies (English)

The country studies in this volume analyze the link between globalization and working conditions in Cambodia, El Salvador, Honduras, Indonesia, and Madagascar. ... See More +

Publication 49916 JAN 01, 2009

Robertson, Raymond; Brown, Drusilla; Pierre, Gaelle; Sanchez-Puerta, María Laura Disclosed

Mexican employment dynamics : evidence from matched firm-worker data (English)

Using a census of all workers in private establishments in the formal sector in Mexico to track workers and establishments over time, this paper presents the first Mexican worker and job flow statistics. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4433 DEC 01, 2007

Kaplan, David S.; Gonzalez, Gabriel Martinez; Robertson, Raymond Disclosed

China and the recent evolution of Latin America's manufacturing exports (English)

In this paper, the authors use the gravity model of trade to decompose Latin America's export growth into components associated with export-supply capacity, import-demand conditions, and other factors. ... See More +

Working Paper 66618 AUG 01, 2006

Hanson, Gordon H.; Robertson, Raymond Disclosed

Has NAFTA increased labor market integration between the United States and Mexico? (English)

This article analyzes three criteria for labor market integration between Mexico and the United States (U.S.) before and since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): the responsiveness of Mexican wages to US wage shocks, the speed at which relative wages return to a long-run differential, and changes in the rate of convergence of absolute wages. ... See More +

Journal Article 77495 SEP 01, 2005

Robertson, Raymond Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Exports to Jobs : Boosting the Gains from Trade in South Asia (English)
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FEB 24, 2019 134845 Publication
Better neighbors : toward a renewal of economic integration in Latin America (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113852 Publication
Globalization and the gender earnings gap : evidence from Sri Lanka and Cambodia (English)
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DEC 27, 2016 WPS7930 Policy Research Working Paper
Extended version of the industry case study done for : South Asia’s turn - Policies to boost competitiveness and create the next export powerhouse (English)
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OCT 05, 2016 108829 Working Paper
Economic integration across Latin America : evidence from labor markets, 1990-2013 (English)
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OCT 03, 2016 WPS7847 Policy Research Working Paper
Stitches to riches? : apparel employment, trade, and economic development in South Asia (English)
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MAR 23, 2016 104271 Publication
Tracking wage inequality trends with prices and different trade models : evidence from Mexico (English)
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NOV 03, 2015 WPS7471 Policy Research Working Paper
Sewing success? : employment, wages, and poverty following the end of the multi-fibre arrangement (Chinese)
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JAN 21, 2014 67524 Publication English
What drives short-run labor market volatility in offshoring industries ? evidence from northern Mexico during 2007-2009 (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 WPS6268 Policy Research Working Paper
The promise and peril of post-MFA apparel production (English)
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MAY 01, 2012 69899 Brief
Sewing success? : employment, wages, and poverty following the end of the multi-fibre arrangement (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 67524 Publication Chinese
Globalization, wages, and the quality of jobs : five country studies (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 49916 Publication
Mexican employment dynamics : evidence from matched firm-worker data (English)
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DEC 01, 2007 WPS4433 Policy Research Working Paper
China and the recent evolution of Latin America's manufacturing exports (English)
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AUG 01, 2006 66618 Working Paper
Has NAFTA increased labor market integration between the United States and Mexico? (English)
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SEP 01, 2005 77495 Journal Article