Internationalisation Monitor 2018, second quarter

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In this edition of the Internationalisation Monitor, we focus on the relationship between internationalisation and employment. Few topics are more controversial and heavily debated, particularly in times of economic and political crises. On the one hand, globalisation seems to create more jobs than it destroys. In general, it leads to higher economic growth and thus more prosperity; on the other hand, such benefits are unequally distributed across the population.

The link between internationalisation and employment is less obvious than may appear at first sight. Technological developments and changes in legislation are closely linked to globalisation while contributing to the creation and destruction of jobs at the same time. Therefore, there is no easy answer to the question what the consequences of globalisation are for global employment and employment in the Netherlands in particular. This means that only a small part of this vast and complex phenomenon can be discussed here.
The Internationalisation Monitor describes trends in internationalisation and their consequences for the Dutch economy and society. It is a quarterly publication as part of CBS’ Globalisation development and publication programme, which is commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The aim of this research on Globalisation is to arrive at new insights in the field of globalisation in order to contribute to practices, policy making and science. At the core of this approach is the integration of a wide range of sources and already available microdata, combined with the application of advanced statistical methods such as I/O analysis. The ensuing results, i.e. newly developed statistics and accompanying analyses, are being published in the Internationalisation Monitor.