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This first appeared on the MADGICAL Web on January 19, 2015.
Global value chains and developing country employment: a literature review is a 2013 paper, published by the OECD and is
no. 156 of the OECD trade policy paper series.
This literature review focuses on the labour market impacts of three processes that lie at the core of GVC development: importing, exporting and foreign direct investment (FDI).
The paper includes two case studies - electronics in Asia and services in Chile - that demonstrate the complexity of the issues involved.
Global production networks and unemployment: a developing country perspective is a 2013 report, published by the OECD. It is no. 154 of the OECD trade policy paper series.
Internationalized firms in developing economies tend to employ more workers and pay higher wages than firms that deal exclusively with the domestic market, according to this paper that shows the links between global value chains (GVXs) and labour market outcomes. Engagement in international activities by firms provides great opportunities for women to enter the formal employment market, the paper also shows.