An Empirical Study on the Relationship between Foreign Trade and Employment in Southwest Minority Region of China

Zhanglin Xiong; Song Zhou; Yuhong Li
May 2012
Advances in Information Sciences & Service Sciences;May2012, Vol. 4 Issue 8, p124
Academic Journal
Adopt Vector auto regression (VAR) model for empirically analyzing the GDP (Gross Domestic Product), import and Export, and employment during 1990-2009. The research indicates that export can promote the employment in southwest minority region of China, while import cannot; GDP growth can always promote the employment in Southwest minority region of China; increase of employment can effectively promote GDP growth and the expansion of import and export. Consequently, this paper provides governments with some suggestions on how to strengthen the foreign trade and improve the employment in southwest minority region of China.


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