Browse

Globalization and Perceptions of Economic Insecurity

Cited 0 time in Web of Science Cited 0 time in Scopus
Authors
Kim, So Young
Issue Date
2006-12
Publisher
Institute of International Affairs, Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University
Citation
Journal of International and Area Studies, Vol.13 No.2, pp. 35-51
Keywords
GlobalizationEconomic InsecurityEconomic VolatilityJob InsecurityWelfare StateCompensation Hypothesis
Abstract
One of the fundamental assumptions in the literature on economic globalization is that economic openness generates greater economic volatility and insecurity. Casting doubt on this assumption, this study explores how openness affects workers’ perceptions of economic insecurity. Analyzing the combined aggregate and individual-level survey data, I find a significant divergence in the impact of openness between developed and developing countries; both the level and growth of trade are linked to greater perceived job insecurity in the non-OECD countries but to less perceived job insecurity in the OECD countries. Calling into question the openness-insecurity link, this study emphasizes that understanding the complexity of the linkages between globalization and economic insecurity is crucial for assessing various causal arguments of the existing studies of globalization as well as for better understanding the problems and constraints brought up by global economic forces.
ISSN
1226-8550
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/96440
Files in This Item:
Appears in Collections:
Graduate School of International Studies (국제대학원)Dept. of International Studies (국제학과)Journal of International and Area StudiesJournal of International and Area Studies vol.13 (2006)
  • mendeley

Items in S-Space are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Browse