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In this article, we address the Global Value Chain (GVC) phenomenon as an employment generator, from the experience of five Latin American countries and focusing on the Services sector. An international input-output table combined with country and industry level employment is used to do it. Results show that the majority of employment directly and indirectly generated by foreign demand is originated in the Services sector of these countries, which invites to pay more attention to the consequences of trade policies to this traditionally non-tradable sector. The evidence about the limited participation of Latin American countries in Global Value Chains is also presented.
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