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Work and Inequality in the Global Economy

Work and Inequality in the Global Economy c h In a, mex Ic o, and the u n It ed State S by c hris t illy and k ent Wong, Guest editors W krod na I la uqen It y In e ht G la bol e c ymono China, Mexico, and the United States Why focus on work and inequality at a time when other crises and conflicts dominate the headlines? We posed this question as we convened a recent conference bringing together labor researchers and practitioners from China, Mexico, and the United Stat A es f.ter all, Mexico is being torn apart by a disastrous war on drugs. China’s economic development, trade, and currency policies engender international controversy. The paramount issu o e f consumers. Similarly, Mexico’s drug war in the United States since the economic collaps re ecruits soldiers on both sides because of the of 2008 is the Great Recession. In the shadow severe shortfall in job creation and inequality of these multiple crises, each of the authors in in opportunity, leaving informal—and even this special section makes her or his own case illegal—employment as the main alternative for for why inequality in the world of work im s, any. The http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

Work and Inequality in the Global Economy

New Labor Forum , Volume 19 (3): 2 – Oct 1, 2010

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SAGE
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© 2010 Joseph S. Murphy Institute, CUNY
ISSN
1095-7960
eISSN
1557-2978
DOI
10.4179/NLF.193.0000008
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c h In a, mex Ic o, and the u n It ed State S by c hris t illy and k ent Wong, Guest editors W krod na I la uqen It y In e ht G la bol e c ymono China, Mexico, and the United States Why focus on work and inequality at a time when other crises and conflicts dominate the headlines? We posed this question as we convened a recent conference bringing together labor researchers and practitioners from China, Mexico, and the United Stat A es f.ter all, Mexico is being torn apart by a disastrous war on drugs. China’s economic development, trade, and currency policies engender international controversy. The paramount issu o e f consumers. Similarly, Mexico’s drug war in the United States since the economic collaps re ecruits soldiers on both sides because of the of 2008 is the Great Recession. In the shadow severe shortfall in job creation and inequality of these multiple crises, each of the authors in in opportunity, leaving informal—and even this special section makes her or his own case illegal—employment as the main alternative for for why inequality in the world of work im s, any. The

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