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Trends in work stoppages : a global perspective

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  • Perry, L. J.
  • Wilson, Patrick J

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Explores trends in strikes and lockouts from the 1960s to 2002. Highlights problems of cross-country comparability and gaps in coverage and makes recommendations for improving the collection of strike activity data.

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Paper provided by International Labour Organization in its series ILO Working Papers with number 374234.

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Length: 53 pages
Date of creation: 2004
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Publication status: Published in Working paper series, Policy Integration Dept.
Handle: RePEc:ilo:ilowps:374234

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Keywords: strike; lockout; data collecting; trend; developed countries; developing countries; grève; lock-out; collecte des données; tendance; pays développés; pays en développement; huelga; cierre de talleres; recopilación de datos; tendencia; países desarrollados; países en desarrollo;

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Cited by:
  1. Kucera, David & Chataignier, Anne, 2005. "Labour developments in dynamic Asia : what do the data show?," ILO Working Papers 384370, International Labour Organization.
  2. L. J. Perry, 2005. "A Long-Term Perspective On Industrial Disputes In Australia: 1913–2003," Economic Papers, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 24(3), pages 263-279, 09.

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