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Trends in work stoppages : a global perspective

  • Perry, L. J.
  • Wilson, Patrick J

Explores trends in strikes and lockouts from the 1960s to 2002. Highlights problems of cross-country comparability and gaps in coverage and makes recommendations for improving the collection of strike activity data.

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Paper provided by International Labour Organization in its series ILO Working Papers with number 374234.

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Length: 53 pages
Date of creation: 2004
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Publication status: Published in Working paper series, Policy Integration Dept.
Handle: RePEc:ilo:ilowps:374234
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