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Regional trade agreements and domestic labour market regulation

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  • Häberli, Christian
  • Jansen, Marion
  • Monteiro, José-Antonio
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    Discusses the relationship between labour market regulation and regional trade agreements from both a legal and an economic angle. Examines whether regional trade liberalisation is associated with deterioration of domestic labour standards beyond those reflected in the 1998 ILO Declaration on the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. Using a panel of 90 developed and developing countries, covers the years from 1980 to 2005.

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    Paper provided by International Labour Organization in its series ILO Working Papers with number 470016.

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    Length: 62 pages
    Date of creation: 2012
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    Publication status: Published in Employment working paper series
    Handle: RePEc:ilo:ilowps:470016

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    Keywords: labour market; labour policy; trade agreement; role of ILO; role of WTO; Asia; EU countries; Pacific; USA; marché du travail; politique du travail; accord commercial; rôle de l'OIT; rôle de l'OMC; Asie; pays de l'UE; Pacifique; Etats-Unis; mercado de trabajo; política laboral; convenio comercial; papel de la OIT; papel de la OMC; Asia; países de la UE; Pacífico; Estados Unidos;

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    1. Potrafke, Niklas, 2013. "Globalization and labor market institutions: International empirical evidence," Journal of Comparative Economics, Elsevier, vol. 41(3), pages 829-842.

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