International Labor Standards: History, Theory, and Policy Options / Edition 1

International Labor Standards: History, Theory, and Policy Options / Edition 1

by Kaushik Basu
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405105550

ISBN-13: 9781405105552

Pub. Date: 03/28/2003

Publisher: Wiley

This book addresses the controversial call for international labor standards, seeking to productively further this debate by considering the economic implications and history of these standards. A result of an initiative by Professor Kaushik Basu in his capacity as member of the Expert Group of Development Issues (EGDI) sponsored by the Swedish Foreign Ministry, the…  See more details below

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This book addresses the controversial call for international labor standards, seeking to productively further this debate by considering the economic implications and history of these standards. A result of an initiative by Professor Kaushik Basu in his capacity as member of the Expert Group of Development Issues (EGDI) sponsored by the Swedish Foreign Ministry, the contributions are based on discussions at a seminar held in Stockholm in August 2001. Compiling the best research in the field, this book provides a solid basis for policy decisions, while also serving as a challenging text for students in trade, development, and labor economics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405105552
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.34(h) x 1.30(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
List of Acronyms
List of Contributors
Pt. IIntroduction1
Pt. IIThe Evolution of Labor Standards7
Ch. 1The History and Political Economy of International Labor Standards9
Commentary 1.1The Parallels Between the Past and the Present84
Commentary 1.2Legislation Versus Bargaining Power: The Evolution of Scandinavian Labor Standards99
Pt. IIIThe Theory of International Labor Standards105
Ch. 2The Impact of International Labor Standards: A Survey of Economic Theory107
Commentary 2.1Old Wine in New Bottles?182
Commentary 2.2Governing Labor Relations187
Pt. IVThe Issue of Child Labor193
Ch. 3Child Labor: Theory, Evidence, and Policy195
Commentary 3.1The Political Economy of Child Labor248
Commentary 3.2Social Norms, Coordination, and Policy Issues in the Fight Against Child Labor256
Pt. VThe International Organization and Enforcement of Labor Standards271
Ch. 4A Role for the WTO273
Commentary 4.1Trade and Labor Standards: To Link or Not to Link?309
Commentary 4.2The Need to Micro-Manage Regulatory Diversity314
Index326

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