Four Propositions About International Labour Standards
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Joshua C. Hall
West Virginia University
Economic Affairs, Vol. 29, Issue 4, pp. 78-79, December 2009
International labour rights organisations pay considerable attention to the working conditions in less developed countries. For labour rights activists, labour standards such as collective bargaining rights and maternal leave promote economic progress. We argue that this perspective has the causation backwards and that it is economic development that causes the codification of improved working conditions.
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Date posted: November 24, 2009
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