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Core Labor Standards and Development: Impact on Long-Term Income

  • Bazillier, Remi

The paper focuses on the impact of international core labor standards on long-term per capita income. In order to do that, it is necessary to build a new synthetic indicator of labor standards using multiple correspondence analysis, measuring the four core labor standards recognized by ILO. We propose an estimation of the steady-state per capita income for a large panel ofcountries (104) and then that of developing countries. The two-stage least square method is used to correct potential problems of endogeneity. The findings show that, by and large, countries with higher labor standards have a higher steady-state level.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal World Development.

Volume (Year): 36 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 17-38

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