Four Propositions About International Labour Standards

2 Pages Posted: 24 Nov 2009  

Art Carden

Brock School of Business, Samford University

Joshua C. Hall

West Virginia University

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Carden, Art and Hall, Joshua C., Four Propositions About International Labour Standards. Economic Affairs, Vol. 29, Issue 4, pp. 78-79, December 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1512881 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0270.2009.01951.x

Art Carden (Contact Author)

Brock School of Business, Samford University ( email )

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Birmingham, AL 35229
United States

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Joshua C. Hall

West Virginia University ( email )

Morgantown, WV 26506
United States

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