Deglobalization and Labour: A New Era? 229-234

Peter van Bergeijk*, Rolph van der Hoeven

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Against the background of the Financial Crisis that started in 2007 and the COVID pandemic that broke out in 2019 we discuss the potential impact of deglobalization for labour. The starting point of the discussion is the recognition of the issues raised by the ‘discontents of globalization’, in particular the increase in income inequality between countries and within countries. We argue that deglobalization is not the mirror image of globalization. Again the vulnerable and the poor are the main victims. Key in the post-pandemic policies would be a recognition of the plight of labour especially the growing group of precarious workers in both developed and developing countries, because it is they who have lost out most.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGoulart, P., R. Ramos and G. Ferrittu (eds.) (2022) Global Labour in Distress, Volume I: Globalization, Technology and Labour Resilience.
Subtitle of host publicationPalgrave Readers in Economics. S.
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-89258-6
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Jan 2023

Publication series

SeriesPalgrave Readers in Economics. Springer, Cham


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