Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-285) and index.
The race to the bottom in developing countries -- Who really gets hurt? -- LDC welfare states : convergence? What are the implications? -- Globalization and the protective welfare state : case study of India -- Globalization and the productive welfare state : case study of South Korea -- Globalization and the dual welfare state : case study of Brazil -- Introduction -- Appendix A: LDC social spending -- Appendix B: Assessing potential labor power -- Appendix C: Additional tests for the RTB hypothesis -- Appendix D: Variables in the inequality model -- Appendix E: Technical notes on Gini coefficients -- Appendix F: LDC Gini coefficient statistics -- Appendix G: Robustness check -- Appendix H: Conditional impact of trade on inequality -- Appendix I: Descriptions and sources of variables -- Appendix J: Cluster results minus outcome variables -- Appendix K: Dendogram for cluster analysis -- Appendix L: Poverty tables -- Appendix M: Social expenditures on social security, health, and education in India (percent of GDP) based on national data.