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Export processing zones in Sri Lanka : economic impact and social issues


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  • Abeywardene J
  • De Alwis R
  • Jayasena A
  • Jayaweera S
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    The objectives of this study are to review the characteristics of EPZs and their influence on economic growth, export performance and employment in Sri Lanka. Working conditions and labour relations within the zones, with special reference to the situation of women workers, will also be examined. An assessment of the potential role of EPZs in the area of employment and in the overall development process will be undertaken.

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    Paper provided by International Labour Organization in its series ILO Working Papers with number 305169.

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    Length: 63 pages
    Date of creation: 1994
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    Publication status: Published in Multinational enterprises programme, working paper series
    Handle: RePEc:ilo:ilowps:305169

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    Keywords: export processing zone; industrial policy; economic implication; social implication; Sri Lanka; foreign investment; export promotion; technology transfer; employment; working conditions; labour relations; conditions of employment; women workers; bibliography; statistical table; zone franche d'exportation; politique industrielle; conséquences économiques; conséquences sociales; Sri Lanka; investissement étranger; promotion des exportations; transfert des techniques; emploi; conditions de travail; relations de travail; conditions d'emploi; travailleuses; bibliographie; tableau statistique; zona franca de exportación; política industrial; consecuencias económicas; consecuencias sociales; Sri Lanka; inversiones extranjeras; promoción de exportaciones; transferencia de tecnología; empleo; condiciones de trabajo; relaciones laborales; condiciones de empleo; trabajadoras; bibliografía; cuadros estadísticos;


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    Cited by:
    1. Aradhna Aggarwal, 2007. "Impact of Special Economic Zones on Employment, Poverty and Human Development," Development Economics Working Papers 22140, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.


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