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The rise and demise of textiles and clothing in economic development: the case of Japan

Anderson, Kym; Park, Young-II


In recent decades, producers of textiles and in advanced industrial economies were the first large group of manufacturers who went into a decline as a result of import competition from newly indus­trializing economies. This occurred primarily because many processes in textile and clothing production tend to be intensive in the use of unskilled labor and so, as unskilled labor becomes relatively scarce in the advanced economies, comparative advantage gradually moves to countries Jess...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1991-04
Type: Journal article
Source: Economic Development and Cultural Change
DOI: 10.1086/451889


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