EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Is an Integrated Regional Labor Market Emergin in East and Southeast Asia?

David Bloom and Waseen Noor

No 5174, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

Abstract: We examine labor market integration in east and southeast Asia (ESEA) during the 1980s, focusing on intraregional labor mobility and on the two other main channels of integration: capital mobility and trade. We find evidence that labor market integration increased sharply among ESEA countries in the 1980s, with 9 percent of ESEA's labor force participating either directly via labor mobility or indirectly via capital mobility or trade in cross-national labor market transactions in 1991, up from just 5.2 percent in 1980. We also find that trade is the dominant mechanism through which regional labor market integration occurred in the 1980s, with labor migration contributing only modestly to the process.

Date: 1995-07
Note: ITI LS
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed

Published as Campbell, Duncan, Aurelio Parisotto, Anil Verma, and Asma Lateef (eds.) Regionalization and Labour Market Interdependence in East and Southeast Asia. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997.

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.nber.org/papers/w5174.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:nbr:nberwo:5174

Ordering information: This working paper can be ordered from
http://www.nber.org/papers/w5174

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by ().

 
Page updated 2019-10-15
Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:5174