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Effects of China on the quantity and quality of jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean

After reviewing the evolution of the economic relations between China and Latin America in trade, direct foreign investment and infrastructure projects, the following sections present an overview, as far as the limited information allows, of the quantitative and qualitative effects of China on employment in LAC through trade, direct foreign investment and infrastructure projects.

The final section draws conclusions not only on the findings of this effort, but also on methodological options for more in-depth research on the quantitative and qualitative aspects of employment in the LAC-China relationship.