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Author Reynolds, John
Title The North American Free Trade Agreement: Implications for workers in Massachusetts
Descript 103 p
Note Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 45-04, page: 1779
Adviser: Robert Forrant
Thesis (M.A.)--University of Massachusetts Lowell, 2007
This thesis places NAFTA in the context of globalization, examines NAFTA's basic provisions, and focuses on outcomes for NAFTA-dislocated workers in Massachusetts. NAFTA-displaced workers in Massachusetts who received Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) between 2001 and 2004 benefited from a relatively efficient state-level program. Those employed from this group earned 85% of their former pay but primarily found employment in low-prestige occupations that offered little: opportunity for advancement or access to employer-subsidized health care. Further, displaced workers had mixed-reviews regarding TAA, complained about unfair (and illegal) treatment from management regarding their layoffs, and had difficulty adjusting to their new situations. These findings, while based on limited data, are consistent with more exhaustive research
School code: 0111
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 45-04
Subject Economics, Labor
Political Science, International Law and Relations
Alt Author University of Massachusetts Lowell
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