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1. Introauction 2. Globalization: Characteristics, issues and concerns What is globalization? Globalization: An empirical sketch Globalization: Then and now Globalization: Issues and concerns Appendix 2.1 List of countries 3. Trade and global income inequality Introduction Global income inequality, 1981-97 The preliminaries Inter-country inequality, 1981-97 International inequality, 1981-97 Trade liberalization and global income inequality Conclusions Appendix 3.1 List of countries Appendix 3.2 Percentage distribution of population by the inequality trend in countries of residence 4. Trade, jobs and wages Introduction What does economic theory tell us? The basic analytical framework A necessary dose of realism The empirical evidence Trade and the pattern of specialization Employment and wages in industrialized countries Employment and wages in developing countries A summing up Appendix 4.1 Classification of manufacturing industries Appendix 4.2 Ratio of manufacturing employment to total civilian employment, average annual growth rate (%), various years Appendix 4.3 Trade performance, selected ME countries, various years 5. Trade and international migration Introduction Trade and international migration: Insights from economic theory International migration in the 1990s: The evidence The trends The phenomenon of brain drain International migration, then and now Conclusions Appendix 5.1 Cumulative effects of emigration on population and labour force in European countries, 1870-1910 6. Trade and labour standards Introduction Trade and labour standards: Theory and evidence Some preliminaries An analytical perspective "Unfair trade" and "social dumping" "Race to the bottom" Improving labour standards in a developing economy Concluding remarks 7. Conclusions References IndexLibrary of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Globalization Economic aspects, Employment (Economic theory)Wages, Developed countries International economic relations Developing countries, Developing countries International economic relations Developed countries