Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this paper or follow this series

International Trade and Core Labor Standards: A Survey of the Recent Literature

Contents:

Author Info

  • Drusilla K. Brown

    ()

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to provide a critical review of the current debate and recent literature on several aspects of international core labor standards. We attempt to address two basic issues. One strand of the literature examines the role that international trade plays in mediating international differences in wages, levels of development, labor law and cultural practices. In this context, we examine the theory and evidence concerning the impact of differing labor standards for international trade and whether such trade has implications for the income distribution in OECD countries. We also consider the impact of heterogeneous cross-country labor standards and practices for legal institutions relating to labor standards and industrial relations. In particular, we are interested in whether cross-country differences in labor standards must inevitably give rise to a race to the bottom in labor protections and what any consequent decline in standards might imply for broader ... L’objet de cet ouvrage est de soumettre à une analyse critique les arguments avancés dans le débat en cours sur plusieurs aspects de la question des normes internationales fondamentales du travail, ainsi que les études qui leur ont récemment été consacrées. Deux thèmes essentiels y sont traités. Une partie de ces études s’intéresse à l’influence qu’exercent les échanges internationaux sur les differences existant entre pays quant aux salaires, au niveau de développement, à la législation du travail et aux pratiques culturelles. Dans cette optique, nous examinons les théories et les faits observés concernant les effets de la diversité des normes du travail sur les échanges internationaux, en tentant de déterminer si ces derniers ont une incidence sur la répartition du revenu dans les pays de l’OCDE. Nous étudions également l’impact que peuvent avoir des normes du travail et des pratiques en matière d’emploi variables d’un pays à l’autre s’agis

(This abstract was borrowed from another version of this item.)

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL: http://ase.tufts.edu/econ/papers/200005.pdf
Download Restriction: no

Bibliographic Info

Paper provided by Department of Economics, Tufts University in its series Discussion Papers Series, Department of Economics, Tufts University with number 0005.

as in new window
Length:
Date of creation: 2000
Date of revision:
Handle: RePEc:tuf:tuftec:0005

Contact details of provider:
Postal: Medford, MA 02155, USA
Phone: (617) 627-3560
Fax: (617) 627-3917
Web page: http://ase.tufts.edu/econ

Related research

Keywords:

Other versions of this item:

This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

References

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

Citations

Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
as in new window

Cited by:
This item has more than 25 citations. To prevent cluttering this page, these citations are listed on a separate page.

Lists

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

Statistics

Access and download statistics

Corrections

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:tuf:tuftec:0005. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Caroline Kalogeropoulos).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.