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Labour Market Trends and Globalization's Impact on Them

International Labour Organization | June 26, 2004

International Labour Organization

Abstract: Unemployment and the loss of jobs in developed countries is quite commonly associated with globalization. The main arguments that the impact of globalization is negative are as follows: Multinationals have exported jobs from developed countries to developing countries through foreign investments and outward production in special economic zones. Through trade liberalization, governments have encouraged the replacement of domestically produced goods with goods produced abroad. The increased application of technology, especially in globally operating companies, can reduce the use of and dependence on labour.

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