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Miracle for Whom?
Chilean Workers Under Free Trade

ISBN 9780415655590
Published May 1, 2013 by Routledge
190 Pages

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Book Description

Miracle for Whom? offers a fresh and insightful perspective to the debate on rising income inequality in Chile, and on the broader question of how free trade affects the demand for workers in developing countries.

Table of Contents

List of Tables, List of Figures, Preface, 1. Introduction, 2. Why has Inequality Increased under Globalization, 3. Working in Chile: Reform, Repression and Flexibility since 1973, 4. Foreign Competition, Corporate Strategies and Wage Suppression in the Cosmetics Industry, 5. When Moving Up the Value Chain Isn't Enough: Temporary Labor in Chile's Agroindustry, 6. Rent-Hoarding in an Open Economy: The Effects of Free Trade in Low-Skilled Chilean Workers, 7. Conclusion, Notes, Bibliography, Index

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Janine Berg is a Labour Economist with the International Labour Office in Geneva, Switzerland, where she conducts research on labor markets in Latin America. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the New School for Social Research in New York City.