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Liberalising labour mobility under the GATS

Author: L Alan Winters
Publisher: London : Commonwealth Secretariat, ©2002.
Series: Economic paper (Commonwealth Secretariat), 53.
Edition/Format:   Print book : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This publication is an analysis of negotiations concerning the temporary movement of workers from developing to developed economies, taking place under the auspices of the GATS negotiations which cover the trade in commercial services. It focuses on the temporary movement of unskilled and semi-skilled workers and considers the benefits of easing the restrictions on the temporary movement of labour. The main theme
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Material Type: Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: L Alan Winters
ISBN: 0850927455 9780850927450
OCLC Number: 52064779
Description: vii, 67 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Why Labour Mobility Matters --
Trade --
Factor Mobility --
Some New Estimates of the Gains from Temporary Movement --
The Model --
The Data and Experiments --
Results --
Sensitivity Analysis --
What the GATS Says --
and Doesn't Say --
Service Supply vs. Employment --
The Connection between Mode 4 and Other Modes of Supply --
Transparency and Recognition --
The Terminology of Schedules --
Financial Services --
A Summary of the Schedules --
Current Policies and Proposals on Temporary Movement --
Accession Negotiations --
Negotiating Proposals, 1999-2001 --
Current Schemes for Temporary Movement --
Ways Forward on Less Skilled Workers --
Employment vs. Service Provision --
Subcontracting Schemes --
Procedural Issues.
Series Title: Economic paper (Commonwealth Secretariat), 53.
Responsibility: L. Alan Winters [and others].
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Abstract:

This publication is an analysis of negotiations concerning the temporary movement of workers from developing to developed economies, taking place under the auspices of the GATS negotiations which cover the trade in commercial services. It focuses on the temporary movement of unskilled and semi-skilled workers and considers the benefits of easing the restrictions on the temporary movement of labour. The main theme underlying the paper is the mutual benefit to both developed and developing countries in permitting a temporary movement of workers in these categories. In the next 20 years developed economies will experience an increasing shortage of labour at the lower end of the labour market due to an ageing population and a more educated workforce. The paper constructs a model to analyse the effects of easing the restrictions and its impact on the labour market in developed countries and details some proposals which developing countries should use in the Service Negotiations. This paper is particularly.

Useful for policy-makers (in both developed and developing countries) who are involved in formulating policy for the employment and immigration fields. It is also of interest to students and academics. Book jacket.

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