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Trade Agreements and Core Labour Standards

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  • Jean-Marc Siroën

    (LEDa - Laboratoire d'Economie de Dauphine - Université Paris-Dauphine)

  • David Andrade

    (LEDa - Laboratoire d'Economie de Dauphine - Université Paris-Dauphine)

Abstract

Over the last two decades, a growing number of free trade agreements have included social and labour provisions. This Policy Brief investigates the repercussions of such clauses on the ratification of what are seen as fundamental ILO conventions and on workers‟ rights practices. An empirical estimation indicates that labour provisions have not played a significant role in improving labour practices, and that their effect has been limited to the ratification of ILO conventions. This gap highlights the importance included in trade agreements.

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  • Jean-Marc Siroën & David Andrade, 2016. "Trade Agreements and Core Labour Standards," Working Papers hal-01429028, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:wpaper:hal-01429028
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    Regional trade agreements; Social clauses; clauses sociales; Accords commerciaux régionaux;

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