A blog on international economic law and policy issues.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Labour mobility and globalization - Some links
Globalization and multilateral trade agreements have always been about liberalizing the flow of goods and services across borders with fewer barriers. Labour mobility has not featured in any of these discourses. It is a sensitive topic considering the political ramifications of immigration in the context of local culture and national identity.
A few recent studies do advocate labour mobility as the next step globalization should embrace contending that it would prove to be an overall advantage for growth, reduction of poverty and inequality and productivity.
Hat tip to globalenvision for having them all in one place. Will labour mobility across countries be the next biggest issue on the international negotiation agenda or is it just too politically sensitive?