Margins of labor market adjustment to trade


Journal Article

© 2019 Elsevier B.V. We use both longitudinal administrative data and cross-sectional household survey data to study the margins of labor market adjustment following Brazil's early 1990s trade liberalization. We document how workers and regional labor markets adjust to trade-induced changes in local labor demand, examining various adjustment margins, including earnings and wage changes; interregional migration; shifts between tradable and nontradable employment; and shifts between formal employment, informal employment, and non-employment. Our results provide insight into the regional labor market effects of trade, and have important implications for policies that address informal employment and that assist trade-displaced workers.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dix-Carneiro, R; Kovak, BK

Published Date

  • March 1, 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 117 /

Start / End Page

  • 125 - 142

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-0353

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-1996

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jinteco.2019.01.005

Citation Source

  • Scopus