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Labor Standards in the United States and Canada


  • Richard N. Block

    (Michigan State University)

  • Karen Roberts

    (Michigan State University)

  • R. Oliver Clarke

    (Michigan State University)


Block, Roberts, and Clarke offer a method for comparing labor standards across political jurisdictions. They then apply this method to the United States and Canada, an exercise that allows them to settle the long-running dispute over whether or not Canada has higher standards than the U.S., and if so, to what degree.

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  • Richard N. Block & Karen Roberts & R. Oliver Clarke, 2003. "Labor Standards in the United States and Canada," Books from Upjohn Press, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, number ls, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:upj:ubooks:ls
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    1. Block, Richard N., 2005. "Indicators of labour standards : an overview and comparison," ILO Working Papers 993749993402676, International Labour Organization.
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    3. Alexander J. S. Colvin, 2006. "Flexibility and Fairness in Liberal Market Economies: The Comparative Impact of the Legal Environment and High-Performance Work Systems," British Journal of Industrial Relations, London School of Economics, vol. 44(1), pages 73-97, March.

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    workers' compensation; labor standards; unemployment insurance; collective bargaining;

    JEL classification:

    • J8 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards


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